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With cases of Covid-19 increasing daily and a significant shift in the advice to the public over recent days, ADASS is working to support the wider public sector response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Our top priority is to shape responses at a national level so that our members and anyone involved in the health and care sector can continue supporting the most vulnerable people within your communities.

A number of guidance notes and documents have been published within a short amount of time - we have collected them here for ease of access. This page is monitored daily, Monday to Friday, and any relevant update will be published here as soon as possible.



Coronavirus Emergency Bill

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Coronavirus: Current information and advice from BGS

Court of Protection Guidance in the Context of COVID-19

The Vice President of the Court of Protection has released two pieces of guidance:  The first (on 13 March) is primarily directed at judges and legal practitioners visiting the person, the second (released on 18 March,  updated today 24 March).

Ethical framework for adult social care

A framework to support the planning and organisation of adult social care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Guidance on ethical considerations for local authorities and adult social care professionals planning their response to COVID-19.

Guidance for local government

Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Easy Read: Guidance on protecting people most likely to get very poorly from coronavirus

Guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision

Schools are being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children - children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.

Hospital Discharge Guidance

This document sets out the Hospital Discharge Service Requirements for all NHS trusts, community interest companies and private care providers of acute, community beds and community health services and social care staff in England, who must adhere to this from Thursday 19th March 2020. It also sets out requirements around discharge for health and social care commissioners (including Clinical Commissioning Groups and local authorities). 

Keeping Informed and In Touch during Coronavirus - Learning Disabilities England

Prioritisation within community health services (NHS)

Procurement Policy Note - Supplier relief due to COVID-19

Residential care, supported living and home care guidance

Residential care, supported living and home care in the event of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Social care provider resilience during COVID-19: guidance to commissioners 

This guidance note is for local authority commissioners. It is designed to summarise pressures on social care providers arising from COVID-19, and to put forward ways in which commissioners can alleviate these pressures.

Supporting adult social care through COVID-19

Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Kate Terroni, discusses how the Care Quality Commission is working to support those working in adult social care to keep people using services and staff safe in these unprecedented times