COVID-19 - Guidance for Foster Care and Supported Lodgings Settings

Date published: 25 June 2020

Last updated: 01 September 2021


This guidance sets out key messages to support planning to prevent the widespread transmission of COVID-19 during the ongoing pandemic and the HSC rebuild/recovery efforts. The information and advice it provides has been developed in consultation with a number of representative bodies.

Please note that this guidance is currently under review and therefore does not contain the most up-to-date advice.

Pending the completion of the review and update of the guidance, if you have any concerns/queries regarding COVID-19 in a foster care or supported lodgings setting, please direct these to Deirdre Webb, Assistant Director of Public Health Nursing in the PHA ( or tel: 07920 186497); or to Emily Roberts, Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children and Young People in the PHA ( or tel: 07810 527191).

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