Links to guidance:

Healthcare Workers, Carers and Care Settings (Department of Health and Social Care)

Health and Wellbeing of the Adult Social Care Workforce (Department of Health and Social Care)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What You Need to Do (UK Government)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Hub (Public Health England)

Advice for Everyone – Coronavirus (COVID-19) (NHS)


New chapters:

Coronavirus Act 2020

Care Act Easements: Guidance for Local Authorities

Responding to COVID-19: The Ethical Framework for Adult Social Care

COVID-19: Hospital Discharge Service Requirements

Assessments under the Coronavirus Act 2020

Care and Support Planning and Reviews under the Coronavirus Act 2020

Charging and Financial Assessments under the Coronavirus Act 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Informing the Department of Health and Social Care of the Death of a Worker in Social Care

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Amended chapters:

Adult Safeguarding

Assessment (First Contact and Identifying Needs)

Care Act 2014

Care and Support Planning 

Charging and Financial Assessment


Continuing Healthcare (NHS)

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Disclosure and Barring


End of Life Care

Equality and Diversity

Financial Information and Advice

Housing and Homelessness

Integration, Cooperation and Partnerships

Making Advance Decisions

Mental Capacity

Mental Health Act 1983


Risk Assessments

Transition to Adult Care and Support