Home care COVID-19 guidance

Government guidance

How to work safely in domiciliary care

Information on the use of personal protective equipment for staff delivering home care (domiciliary care). It covers visiting home care, extra care housing and live-in home care.

How to work safely in domiciliary care – GOV.UK 

Provision of home care

Provision of home care - GOV.UK brings together guidance for social care staff, registered providers, local authorities and commissioners who are supporting and delivering care to people in their own homes.


Updating the capacity tracker

Home care providers should aim to update the Capacity Tracker on a daily basis.

Services that send updates to their head office or to someone else to update the tracker are asked to check that the information submitted is correctly reported. Recently there have been issues where the information on the tracker is incorrect and when the service has been contacted, they are unaware of what has been reported.


Community support

Find out about the support available for people living in the community on our Coronavirus advice for residents section.


Testing for home care workers

For information on testing, see: Testing for home care workers.