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Please note: Due to ongoing changes in the public health response to the COVID-19 current situation, please go to Latest updates for further information.

This guidance is to support those working in social, community and residential care settings to give advice to their staff and users of their services about COVID-19. It does not cover care home settings, as separate guidance is provided for care home settings.

Please note that the former ‘COVID-19 guidance for domiciliary care’ has now been withdrawn and relevant information from this guidance has been incorporated in to the ‘COVID-19: Information and Guidance for Social, Community and Residential Care Settings’.

The Scottish COVID-19 Community Health and Care Settings Infection Prevention and Control Addendum is available on the National Infection Prevention and Control website (external website).

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Last updated: 29 December 2021
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