SARS-coV-2 or COVID-19 is a member of the coronavirus family. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Please click here to get the most up to date guidance. Guidance is updated frequently so please check regularly.
Get coronavirus (COVID-19) testing kits to test the residents and staff of your care home.
To order a test you will need to have your Unique Organisation Number (UON). Please click here to order your tests.
Further information on testing including swabbing, different types of COVID tests and more
Please note that any guidance is of a general nature and an employer should consider the specific conditions of each individual place of work and comply with all applicable legislation, including the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
An outbreak is two or more test-confirmed cases of COVID-19 or clinically suspected cases of COVID-19 among individuals associated with a specific setting. You can find more details about an outbreak on the Government website.
As of the 8th March, as per Government road map, care homes will be allowed to open to 1 visitor.
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