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COVID-19 information for care providers: Infection control in care homes


  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

Training and support for infection control in care homes

The scientific evidence shows significant asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 in care homes by both residents and staff, similar to the transmission seen in the wider community.

Please see the Public Health England guidance on preventing and controlling infections, including:

The British Geriatrics Society has also published a good practice guide on managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes for older people.

If you need any advice or support please email

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