Guidance: Restricting workforce movement between care homes and other care settings

Department Of Health

November 23
14:52 2021


Care home providers should continue to limit routine staff movement between settings to help reduce the spread of infection.

This updated guidance details the circumstances in which some movement of staff may be cautiously permitted. This enables providers and local authorities to plan proactively for specific service requirements or capacity concerns and to ensure continuity of care.

This guidance also sets out whats expected of providers on the routine movement of staff, and how to manage the risks of deploying individuals between settings, and advice about how they can mitigate the risks associated.

Published 1 March 2021
Last updated 23 November 2021 +show all updates
  1. Revised guidance describing circumstances in which staff movement may be cautiously permitted to plan for capacity concerns and to ensure continuity of care.

  2. Added callout that the guidance is being updated, but is still applicable.

  3. Updated guidance on retesting within 90 days of a previous positive test in the 'further guidance on testing' section.

  4. First published.

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