Guidance: Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund: round 2

Department Of Health

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The Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund was first introduced in May 2020 and was initially worth 600 million.

Its supports adult social care providers to reduce the rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission within and between care settings, in particular by helping to reduce the need for staff movements between sites.

The Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund has been extended until March 2021, with an extra 546 million of funding.

Published 1 October 2020
Last updated 7 January 2021 +show all updates

  1. ‘Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund round 2: guidance’ has been updated: providers should ensure that staff who need to attend work or another location for the purposes of being vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 are paid their usual wages to do so, and any costs associated with reaching a vaccination or testing facility.

  2. Updated ‘Annex E: local authority reporting template: reporting point 2 October-November 2020 spending’.

  3. Updated ‘Annex E: local authority reporting template: reporting point 1 October 2020 spending’ to correct cell validation rules in the spreadsheet.


  4. Updated ‘Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund round 2: guidance’: 1) to clarify the interaction between the Infection Control Fund and the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme; and (2) to add conditions under which local authorities may propose an alternative approach for allocating infection control funding for community care. Updated Annex C, adding conditions under which local authorities may propose an alternative approach for allocating infection control funding for community care. Updated Annex E, replacing the example reporting template with the final template, which local authorities are asked to complete when compiling their monthly reports.


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