The latest HSP guidance COVID -19: Information and Guidance for Social, Community and Residential Care Settings

Revised 11th June 2020

Health Protection Scotland (part of Public Health Scotland) has issued revised guidance for community settings (this does not cover care homes).  The guidance considers situations where:

  • tenants/residents have been exposed to actual or suspected Covid 19 and the support they may need to self isolate for 14 days (section 5)
  • children are going between placements or starting a new one (section 7)
  • tenants / residents leave their home to go to an urgent hospital appointment or a funeral (section 8)
  • staff have been exposed to actual or suspected Covid 19 without PPE (section 15)

You can view the guidance here.

4th May 2020

Health Protection Scotland issued its latest guidance on Covid 19 for services in community settings on 4th May.  The guidance covers visiting support services and supported housing and sets out how people may move to supported housing safely by undertaking social isolation depending on their exposure to Covid 19. The guidance usefully brings together existing guidance on PPE (pages 11 and 12) in the light of the current stage that the pandemic has reached in Scotland ie sustained transmission and highlights the longer opening hours of the PPE Triage helpline – now 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week.  You can view the guidance here.