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This guidance is to support those working in social, community and residential care (SCRC) settings and users of their services about COVID-19.

This guidance is now the advised guidance for adult and older adult care homes registered with the Care Inspectorate.

Social, community and residential care settings covered by this guidance include:

  • providing care to individuals in their own home
  • adult social care building-based day services
  • community-based settings for people:
    • with mental health needs
    • with a learning disability
    • who misuse substances
  • rehabilitation services
  • residential children’s homes – including settings registered as care homes
  • secure accommodation services for children and young people
  • residential settings for adults – including respite services for adults
  • residential respite/short breaks services for children
  • care home services, registered with the care inspectorate – now including older adult care homes
  • services helping those experiencing homelessness
  • sheltered housing
  • supported accommodation settings

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Last updated: 15 September 2022
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