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25 Feb 2022

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Updated infection control guide for providing care in people’s homes

We’ve updated our guide COVID-19 Key measures for infection prevention and control for social care workers providing care in an individual’s home. It now includes information on testing and vaccination.

It highlights essential practical actions to support good infection prevention and control practice when providing care in an individual’s home during COVID-19. Based on the national domiciliary care guidance from Health Protection Scotland, it will be particularly useful for care at home or housing support workers. It includes some of the key measures you will need to protect yourself and others when providing care and support.

Complements guidance and policies

The guide focuses on hand and cough hygiene, personal protective equipment (PPE) and other measures to keep yourself safe. It complements but does not replace the national infection control guidance and any local policies and procedures you have.

Infection prevention and control precautions are of critical importance to reduce the spread of the virus and keep yourselves, as workers, and the people and families you support safe in their homes.

The guide is one of a range of resources we have developed with partners to support the workforce during COVID-19.

Find Key measures for infection prevention and control on our Learning Zone.

Contact information

Sandra Wilson
Communications Officer
Scottish Social Services Council