To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the risks that covid-19 poses for homeless people and rough sleepers.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
18 March 2020
Public Health England (PHE) has published guidance for hostel or day centres for people rough sleeping, which is available at the following link:
As part of local emergency planning, local councils would have plans in place to provide support to these groups of people, including providing suitable accommodation for self-isolation.
General PHE advice on COVID-19 is updated regularly and is available at the following link:
The Stay at Home guidance on self-isolation and access to testing is available at the following link: