Domestic abuse refuges

Click through the section below to learn how to quickly identify and contain potential Covid-19 outbreaks.

This guidance is for managers and staff of refuge services and other forms of domestic abuse safe accommodation, including emergency accommodation, where victims of domestic abuse (children and adults) are housed.

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Your local PHE HPT will work with you to assess the risks and advise you of what actions to take. Depending on the outcome, your local PHE HPT and Local Authority may establish an Outbreak Control Team to help support you to manage the situation.

Types of actions you may need to put in place include:

  1. Enhanced hygiene measures
  2. Increasing staff awareness of preventative measures
  3. Temporary closure of premises
Page updated: 22/02/2021 Page updated by: Communications

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