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Social Services: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 27019, tabled on 9 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to support local authorities in training adult social care staff on reducing the spread of covid-19.

Answered on

12 March 2020

The Department is working closely with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, local authorities and providers to make sure the sector is prepared to reduce the risk of harm to people in receipt of adult social care.

The Department will be issuing updated guidance to councils and social care providers this week - which will also include advice on coping with staff sickness and visiting relatives in care homes.

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