Department Of Health
This guidance outlines COVID-19 advice for commissioners and service providers involved in assisting people who are dependent on drugs or alcohol or both.
Please note: this guidance is of a general nature and should be treated as a guide, and in the event of any conflict between any applicable legislation (including the health and safety legislation) and this guidance, the applicable legislation shall prevail.
Last updated 16 September 2020 +show all updates
Added statement on hands, face, space; updated guidance on return to school; added links to social distancing and what you can and can’t do; amended to reflect change to 6 people meeting.
Changed isolation period from 7 to 10 days.
Guidance updated relating to PPE supply, NHS test and trace, accessing treatment and meeting of groups inside and outside.
Added link to ‘COVID-19: information on stopping drinking for people dependent on alcohol’.
Updated information on symptoms.
Added clarification on guidance and legislation.