Update from GOV.​UK for: Healthcare workers, carers and care settings during coronavirus




COVID-19: how to work safely in care homes

Page summary: Guidance for those working in care homes providing information on how to work safely during this period of sustained transmission of COVID-19.

Change made: Introduced recommendations to change PPE after each episode of personal care, and new recommendations around use of eye protection when delivering personal care within 2 metres. Guidance provided in HTML format only.

Time updated: 5:22pm, 6 April 2021


COVID-19: how to work safely in domiciliary care in England

Page summary: A resource for those working in domiciliary care providing information on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Change made: Introduced recommendations to change PPE after each episode of personal care, and new recommendations around use of eye protection when delivering personal care within 2 metres. Guidance provided in HTML format only.

Time updated: 5:22pm, 6 April 2021


Visiting arrangements in care homes

Page summary: Sets out how care homes can support families and visitors to visit residents from 12 April.

Change made: Updated ‘Guidance on care home visiting’, ‘Summary of guidance for visitors’ and ‘Visiting arrangements: one-page overview’ to reflect that from 12 April, each care home resident can name up to 2 people who can come for regular indoor visits. In the ‘Guidance on care home visiting’, updated the section on essential care givers and added a new section on visits involving children and young people aged under 18.

Time updated: 5:28pm, 6 April 2021


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