Care Quality Commission
This guidance is being reviewed following the publication of the adult social care action plan on 15 April 2020. We will publish updated guidance soon.
In the interim, please see the following paragraphs in the adult social care action plan for up-to-date guidance on:
- testing for residents: paragraphs 1.27, 1.30, 1.32 and 1.33
- testing for staff: paragraph 2.8
- managing outbreaks: paragraph 1.23
See COVID-19: how to work safely in care homes for the latestguidance on PPE in care homes.
This guidance is for care homes, local health protection teams, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and registered providers of accommodation for people who need personal or nursing care.
It sets out how to:
- admit and care for residents safely
- protect care home staff