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Social Services: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 27021, tabled on 9 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the risk of social care workers who visit multiple social care recipients in one day spreading covid-19; and will he make a statement.

Answered on

12 March 2020

We have published guidance for schools, employers, first responders, social care and the travel industry on how to handle suspected cases of COVID-19, which is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

Public Health England has also provided guidance for social care providers giving advice on how to help prevent the spread of illness and what they should do if potential cases do present. The guidance is available at the following link:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/

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