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Guidance for Educational home visits - Infection Control


Recommendations and guidance for home visits to vulnerable students.

To reduce the risk of virus transmission it’s recommended to:

  • Complete a thorough Risk Assessment ahead of the visit using your professional judgement of the risk
  • Ensure all attendees are symptom free ahead of the meeting
  • Ask other members of the household to remain in a separate room at all times where possible
  • Ensure the meeting is socially distanced at all times as per guidance
  • Use the correct PPE; face masks should be worn at all times, take sanitiser and used frequently along with hand washing
  • Increase ventilation by opening windows
  • Keep the meeting as short as possible
  • Staff members and students should be encouraged to complete LFD tests following current guidance
  • Wipe clean touch points such as chairs, tables, door handles if possible using household cleaner or sanitising wipes


A useful home visit flow chart and information for correct use of PPE can be found in the PPE booklet.

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