The Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England provides guidance on a variety of scenarios relating to care homes, staff, and providers who care for people in their own homes to ensure older people and those with pre-existing conditions and care needs who receive support are best protected.
- People receiving care will be isolated in their rooms if they have symptoms of coronavirus
- To ensure they can continue to receive the care they require, care staff will use protective equipment to minimise the risk of transmission
- The NHS will work with care providers where necessary to make sure people have the best possible care and remain in the community.
- GPs have been asked to look at the possibilities of offering digital appointments to provide advice and guidance to patients and potentially their families.