Guidance: COVID-19: supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

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Department Of Health


This guidance is for care workers and personal assistants who support adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults.

The guidance will help care staff to:

  • keep people with learning disabilities and autistic people safe
  • support them to understand the changes they need to make during the COVID-19 outbreak
  • protect their own wellbeing
Published 24 April 2020
Last updated 20 October 2020 +show all updates

  1. Updated to include guidance on local COVID-19 alert levels, updated links to accessible resources and removed outdated links to easy-reads.

  2. Replaced links to social distancing guidance and easy-read counterpart with updated guidance on staying alert and safe, coronavirus outbreak FAQs and guidance on meeting with others safely. Updated links to guidance on both supported living and home care provision.

  3. First published.

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