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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice and Information

Please be aware that the coronavirus situation is rapidly changing, so information and advice is continually being updated. Take advice from official sources only. We have listed below links to Coronavirus advice and updates from a range of both local and national organisations, plus information in a variety of formats. For the most trusted sources of up-to-date information go to:

For more information, please visit our dedicated Coronavirus page


Care Homes

COVID-19 - Support for north east care homes, domiciliary care, home care and supported living services

We have included some information below from Public Health England North East Health Protection Team on behalf of North East and North Cumbria ICS on its approach to dealing with Covid-19 in care homes in the north east, alongside a series of frequently asked questions for:

  • Care homes
  • Domiciliary care
  • Home care
  • Supported living care services


In May, the Department for Health and Social Care provided additional information on:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): provision of home care - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-providing-home-care/coronavirus-covid-19-provision-of-home-care

COVID-19: our action plan for adult social care: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-adult-social-care-action-plan/covid-19-our-action-plan-for-adult-social-care