On this page you can find up to date links, documents and other publications publicly available, we urge you to check our membership page for further information for Care England members only COVID-19 (WORKFORCE) page.  (for login details members please send email to

Supported living services during coronavirus (COVID-19) - guidance 
Published 6 August 2020 | Last updated 18 January 2021 — see all updates
Guidance for providers of supported living settings.

Workforce Advisory Group meeting minutes - Friday 8th January 2021 

Workforce Advisory Group meeting minutes - Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Expanding the temporary register to additional overseas-trained nurses - NMC letter to employers 05.01.2021

COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients or residents in health and social care settings - guidance updated 17.12.2020

Delegated healthcare tasks - Skills for Care - 12.12.2020
We’ve produced two short guides which are aimed primarily at adult social care employers, managers and care workers working in care homes and may be useful to those working in other social care settings. They’ve been developed to support decision making, provide information and guidance, including an understanding of roles and responsibilities to deliver delegated healthcare tasks safely and competently.

COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings - guidance  Published 4 April 2020 | Last updated 17 December 2020 - see all updates 
Guidance on the management of staff, patients and residents who have been exposed to COVID-19.

Check which employees you can put on furlough to use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - guidance 
Published 14 May 2020 Last updated 23 December 2020 — see all updates
Find out which employees you can put on furlough and claim for through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Extended until December 2020. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing risk in adult social care - guidance Published 19 June 2020 Last updated 1 December 2020 + show all updates
A framework for how adult social care employers should assess and reduce risk to their workforce during the coronavirus pandemic.

Workforce Advisory Group Meeting Minutes – 28 October and 10 November
Please find both the public versions of the notes from 10 November and the meeting held on 28 October.

Discover the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set - Skills for Care 
The Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) is an online data collection service that covers the adult social care workforce in England.

COVID-19: how to work safely in care homes - guidance 
Published 17 April 2020 Last updated 2 November 2020 — see all updates
Guidance for those working in care homes providing information on how to work safely during this period of sustained transmission of COVID-19.

COVID-19: how to work safely in domiciliary care in England - guidance 
Published 27 April 2020 Last updated 2 November 2020 + show all updates
A resource for those working in domiciliary care providing information on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Skills for Care: State of social care workforce 2020 – 21.10.2020 Skills for Care 
The Skills for Care report provides a comprehensive analysis of the adult social care workforce in England and the characteristics of the 1.52 million people working in it. Topics covered include: employment information, recruitment and retention, demographics, pay, qualification rates and future workforce forecasts.

Read the report Download the infographic 

NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020 - NHS BSA website 
The Government has a life assurance scheme for frontline health and social care staff who contract coronavirus during the course of their work.

The Health Service and Social Care Workers (Scrutiny of Coronavirus-related Deaths) Directions 2020 - statutory guidance 02.07.2020
These directions ensure that NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts seek and prioritise the services of medical examiners to scrutinise the deaths of health service and adult social care staff from coronavirus.

Reporting deaths of social care workers – 29.06.2020 
All employers have a legal duty to report Covid-19 cases of disease or death, which may have arisen from employment, to the Health and Safety Executive under the Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). 

New or returning to the social care workforce? DHSC
Apply and train online and become a professional care worker.

Home Office extends bereavement scheme to NHS support staff and social care workers - DHSC 20.05.2020
The bereavement scheme has been extended to the families and dependants of NHS support staff and social care workers who die as a result of contracting coronavirus (COVID-19).

Care Workforce COVID–19 App – 05.05.2020 – GOV.UK 
A new app from Department of Health and Social care to enable care workers to get information and advice in one digital hub, swap learning and ideas with colleagues across the country and access practical resources on looking after their own health and well-being. iTunes Store | Google Play Website