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Information for care providers: Car sharing

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Infection control in care homes
  3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  4. Testing
  5. Financial support
  6. Car sharing
  7. COVID-19 vaccine for care home staff

Car sharing

Car sharing is not permitted with someone from outside your household or your support bubble unless your journey is undertaken for an exempt reason. For example, if car sharing is reasonably necessary as part of your work.

Care Homes have been allocated monies from the government through the Infection Control Fund, this funding can be used to support staff to travel to work independently where they would previously have car shared.

It is difficult to socially distance during car journeys. Where it is essential to car share, you can reduce the risk of transmission by:

  • sharing the transport with the same people each time
  • minimising the group size at any one time
  • opening windows for ventilation
  • travelling side by side or behind other people, rather than facing them, where seating arrangements allow
  • facing away from each other
  • considering seating arrangements to maximise distance between people in the vehicle
  • cleaning your car between journeys using standard cleaning products - make sure you clean door handles and other areas that people may touch
  • asking the driver and passengers to wear a face covering


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