CORONAVIRUS ADVICE DESK: Guidance and support to aid the care home sector through the pandemic


Care Home Professional has launched the Coronavirus Advice Desk, a page you can frequently visit to stay up to date with new industry developments, initiatives and guidance.

It will contain a range of coronavirus-led articles on how businesses within the industry are adapting to change and what government decisions mean for the sector in general.

It will also feature advice and guidance from the government, Public Health England and social care leaders on delivering quality care and weathering the storm.

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Return to this page for updated internal and external links during the COVID-19 crisis.



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BREAKING NEWS: New coronavirus guidance for social care issued by the government

CORONAVIRUS: Government provides care home guidance



BREAKING NEWS: Government announces national action plan for social care

CQC steps up social care support measures during COVID-19 pandemic

BREAKING NEWS: Government pledges coronavirus testing for care homes

Government sets out national plan to get critical PPE to health and care workers

Care leaders voice disappointment at LGA, ADASS COVID-19 funding proposals

Furloughed staff can now work in social care and protect pay

Government plans to ramp-up coronavirus tests to 100,000 a day

CORONAVIRUS: Government provides update on plans to improve PPE access

New service allows DBS to respond quicker to care worker recruitment requests

CQC announces changes to support care home COVID-19 response  

CORONAVIRUS: Government pledges PPE for care workforce by end of next week

BREAKING NEWS: Government pledges £2.9bn to vulnerable in COVID-19 battle

CORONAVIRUS: Government to announce emergency workforce support measures

BREAKING NEWS: CQC suspends routine inspections in coronavirus response

CORONAVIRUS: Emergency Bill measures to support health and social care revealed

CORONAVIRUS: Care sector plans emergency measures to cope with carer shortfall



NHS partners with tech firm to help care home residents connect with loved ones

Medaco launches free COVID-19 Healthcare Directory

Software group CASPA tracks COVID-19 infection in care settings

Yorkshire Care invests in community care to help free up NHS beds

My Learning Cloud joins Skills for Care COVID-19 Essential Training initiative

Learning solutions provider offers free services to care operators

Access Group launches platforms to help track spread of COVID-19

National Care Force launched to fill workforce gaps

Care home operators turn to HyGenikx in fight against coronavirus

Sekoia supports the front line fight against COVID-19

Care workers given free instant access to pay to help beat coronavirus

Person Centred Software offers lockdown lifeline to care homes

CoolCare offers free care home management software during COVID-19 pandemic

Training provider launches free coronavirus course



Musical guide launched to beat the COVID-19 isolation blues

Free entertainment show launches for care homes and vulnerable


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The author Lee Peart


  1. I am a carer I work in a care home and I have been told I can only have one mask a day and we have viovid19 residents can I ask for more

    1. Tracey posted this question on 17 April. Why has Tracey not received a response? Who is moderating this page?

    2. Hi Tracey,,
      Please take up your query with your care home manager or HR manager. We are not able to provide direction on care home policy in these matters.

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