COVID-19 - information and guidance for care home settings

Publication Date: 31 December 2020

This is a joint publication between Public Health Scotland and ARHAI Scotland, part of NHS National Services Scotland.

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The guidance for care homes provides advice about COVID-19 for those working in care home settings for adults and older people.

A control measure tool for the control of incidents and outbreaks in care home settings (adults and older people) specific for COVID-19 is also available (see below) and should be used accordingly, following the general advice provided in the guidance.​

Please note the ‘Guidance on COVID-19 PCR testing in care homes and the management of COVID-19 PCR test positive residents and staff’ has been withdrawn and relevant informatio​n from this guidance has been incorporated in to COVID-19: information and guidance for care home settings. You can access the withdrawn guidance in our archive​.

The Care Home IPC addendum can be accessed from the main page of the NIPCM index​.

Supplementary resources

The following supplementary resources for care homes settings are also available:

Resource information

Public Health Scotland,ARHAI Scotland
Publication type:
Guideline and Guidance


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