Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing risk in adult social care

Department Of Health

November 18
16:56 2020

COVID-19: adult social care risk reduction framework

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The easy read versions will be published on this page again as soon as they are updated with the new clinical advice.

This guidance is for anyone who employs people who work in adult social care. It provides a framework for how you should assess and support members of your workforce who may be at an increased risk from coronavirus. It covers:

  • having conversations with workers who are identified as being at increased risk
  • measures you could put in place, both across the workforce and for individuals
  • useful guidance and resources

This guidance should be used alongside PHE guidance on infection prevention and control and DHSC guidance on health and wellbeing of the adult social care workforce.

Published 19 June 2020
Last updated 18 November 2020 +show all updates
  1. Updated guidance to include new clinical advice; removed easy read and translated versions pending up-to-date documents being created.

  2. Added easy read and translated versions. Also added a note that this guidance applies to England only, and 3 links to guidance in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  3. First published.

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