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The guidance for care homes provides advice about COVID-19 (previously known as novel coronavirus 2019) for those working in residential care home settings.
A control measure tool for the control of incidents and outbreaks in Social or Community Care & Residential Settings, specific for COVID-19, is also available here, and should be used accordingly, following the general advice provided in the guidance.
Further advice for staff – responsibilities to prevent spread of COVID-19, measures to protect them at increased risk of severe illness, and recommendations for vulnerable individuals as well as advice on testing to enable key workers to return to work – has also been summarised in a short document available in this page.
Interim guidance on COVID-19 PCR testing in care homes and the management of COVID-19 PCR test positive residents and staff is also available.