This advice note has been developed as a result of work with the Task Force to set out effective practice in cohorting, zoning and isolation practice in care home settings.

It is important to note that as knowledge about Covid-19 develops this document may be superseded. It is also important to note the funding requirements for this, which are set out later in the document and required from Government.


This document provides advice to support local decisions on the effective implementation of the Public Health England (PHE) national guidance and high standards of infection prevention and control.