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Designated settings for people discharged to a care home

By January 14, 2021National News

25 January 2021

Updated ‘Discharge into care homes: designated settings’ to remove line from section 3.16 on ‘As a last resort, one option could be for COVID-19 positive individuals to be temporarily discharged under existing arrangements, to a non-designated care home, with sufficient IPC arrangements, that is willing to receive the individual.’


This guidance is for local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, care providers and people who use these services. It builds on the letters that were sent to directors of adult social services on 13 October 2020 and 10 November 2020.

It sets out:

  • advice on setting up designated settings, and information for local authorities and providers
  • information on discharge arrangements, and supporting individuals to ensure that their care needs and preferences are accounted for
  • additional advice on data collection, funding, visiting, and infection prevention and control (IPC) requirements

For more information go to the Government website

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