Coronavirus: Information and Advice


GOV.UK (England)

The latest Restrictions, Guidance and Information will be available via links from this web page:

This will include an overview of current guidance e.g. this applied for Lockdown2:

For parents and family carers these guidelines may be particularly relevant:

Guidance: Visiting arrangements in care homes for the period of national restrictions

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

COVID-19: guidance for supported living

Guidance: COVID-19 Winter Plan (Winter 2020/21)


Latest Scottish Government Guidance can be found via



Latest Welsh Government Guidance can be found via


Northern Ireland

Latest guidance can be found via  and


Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

Latest advice being  given by government to care-providers can be accessed via SCIE’s COVID19 HUB

Note especially:

Recommendations on Safeguarding

Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the COVID-19 crisis

Care homes and supported living

COVID-19 guide for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities or autistic adults


Public Health England

Research and Analysis: COVID 19 deaths of people identified as having learning disabilities


CQC Information

November 2020 CQC Report: COVID-19 Insight 5: Infection prevention and control in care homes

Changes to the way the CQC will work during the coronavirus outbreak

Impact of COVID-19 on restraint, segregation and seclusion review and Right Support, Right Care, Right Culture 


NHS and Together Matters

Guidelines on preparing people with learning disabilities and autism for hospital admission How social care staff can support people with learning difficulties when they are admitted to hospital (Hospital Passports)

Together Matters: Making a plan for emergencies (enter email address to download PDF)


Down’s Syndrome Association

Authoritative and up-to-date Covid news page



Message received from Belinda Schwehr (27.03.2020) and posted to the  CASCAIDr website . (CASCAIDr = the Centre for Adults’ Social Care – Advice, Information and Dispute Resolution)

27th March: CASCAIDr – the All Adults’ care and health specialist legal advice charity – is going into a different mode for the duration of the Coronavirus crisis.

25th March: Keeping calm about the Care Act, during the crisis