Homelessness and rough sleeping accommodation

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

This guidance is for managers and providers of homelessness and rough sleeping accommodation, including hostels and hotels as well as some forms of temporary accommodation provided for those who are homeless and vulnerable.

Download this information as a poster.

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. Enhanced rapid mobile test and tracing
  3. Increased measures to minimise use of shared spaces, isolate exposed guests and allocate subgroups of staff/volunteers to provide assistance
  4. Temporary closure of rooms / accommodation
Page updated: 22/02/2021 Page updated by: Communications

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