Guidance: Supported living services during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Department Of Health

November 5
09:50 2020


This guidance is being reviewed following the implementation of new national restrictions from 5 November and will be updated soon.

In the meantime, please see national restrictions guidance on support bubbles and social distancing, referenced in the Visitors and support bubbles section of this guidance, and guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19, referenced in the Steps that supported living providers and local authorities can take to maintain service delivery and Staff within clinically vulnerable groups sections of this guidance.

This guidance sets out:

  • key messages to assist with planning and preparation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic so that local procedures can be put in place to minimise risk and provide the best possible support to people in supported living settings
  • safe systems of working including, social distancing, respiratory and hand hygiene and enhanced cleaning
  • how infection prevention and control (IPC) and personal protective equipment (PPE) applies to supported living settings
Published 6 August 2020
Last updated 5 November 2020 +show all updates
  1. Added note that this guidance will be updated soon and directed users to guidance updated due to the 5 November national lockdown.

  2. Added COVID-19: guidance for supported living: easy read.

  3. Added COVID-19: guidance for supported living: easy read.

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