Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Care providers play an important role in the national response to stop the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak amongst vulnerable adults.

As the CPA we are collating and signposting to the latest guidance and advice from reliable sources on our website. We are updating this site daily, so please check it frequently.

Mental Health Awareness Week: CPA blog

22 May 2020

CPA Chair, Lisa Lenton, reflects on kindness, coronavirus and the care sector.

Read Lisa's blog

Coronavirus News

Business continuity survey

22 April 2020

What is affecting your service provision? Answer our survey by 27 May.

Complete the Survey

Care homes and infection control

21 May 2020

How to access infection control funding, support package and clinical support.

Read the CPA letter and briefing

Risk, insurance and liability

21 May 2020

CPA briefing on risk, issues and liabilities to consider in relation to COVID-19.

Read CPA briefing on risk

Guidance and Information

Coronavirus - guidance for care providers

Access government and national bodies' guidance for care providers

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Infection Control

Top tips on good infection control, and links to CPA and other national bodies' guidance.

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Information on sick pay, remote working tools, virtual training, schemes to support workers etc.

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Tips and useful links on talking about coronavirus to staff, service users, families, and the media.

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Supplies: PPE and food

Advice and up-to-date information on supplies, including PPE, food and other key items and services.

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Regulation and Legislation

Information from CQC on changes to regulation, plus details on legislative changes including the Coronavirus Act 2020.

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Symptoms, testing and care

Information on symptoms, testing, care and what to do if you or a member of your household has signs of coronavirus.

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Mental health and wellbeing

Advice and links on managing anxiety and wellbeing. Information for employers and individuals.

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Social distancing and self-isolation

What it is, when to do it, how to do it. Plus information on exceptions for people with medical conditions, learning disabilities or autism.

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Business and finance

Latest information on financial and business support, including funding for adult social care.

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Support to care providers

Information on support available from local authority, local resilience forum and care provider association.

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CPA and the media

The CPA can respond to press enquiries on behalf of the sector. Read the latest CPA press statement on Coronavirus.

Press enquiries and info