Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing unpaid care

Published 8 April 2020
Last updated 14 January 2021 +show all updates

  1. Updated to reflect national lockdown stay at home guidance.

  2. Updated the guidance about local restrictions tiers. This includes information about accessing support, including forming a support bubble and getting access to breaks. Updated the guidance about what people should do if they or the person they care for has symptoms or tests positive in different situations.

  3. Updated guidance on face coverings and shielding. Also updated links to ‘get a test to check if you have coronavirus’.

  4. Updated the guidance on face coverings, face masks and protective clothing. The following information has been added: examples of essential care under ‘Caring for someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable’; guidance on how to get tested; and contact details for NHS Volunteer Responders.


  5. First published.


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