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.  (for login details members please send email to

Further information can be found on the The Care Provider Alliance’s COVID-19 Resources Page, the government’s COVID-19 advice page for guidance and support and the NHSE page 

No10 Press Conference 16.04.2020 (Ben Kentish, LBC asking about care homes, Dominic Raab, Secretary of State noted Care England) Click here to watch video

Statement from Care England regarding COVID-19

Care England is doing its utmost to liaise with the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, NHS Digital and other national bodies to ensure that each and every one of your specific queries is answered. By continuing this regular engagement, we are trying to work with the national bodies in finding out what the sector needs. There is a lot of misinformation being circulated at present and we would recommend that you rely on DHSC guidance. Care England circulates all national guidance when it is issued in our daily Policy Alerts, exclusive to Care England members. Please do cascade this information to your staff as appropriate. 

Please continue to send all COVID-19 related questions and concerns to so we can continue to raise such questions with central government. The media is very interested in the impact of COVID-19 on care homes. Please be aware that you can pass any media queries to Care England

Adult Social Care Sector: The Second Wave and Beyond

 click here to download document 11.11.2020

On the 14th July 2020, Care England hosted a webinar which dealt with the prospect of a second wave and what can be done to avert it. But also, what longer term reforms are necessary in order to ensure the sustainability of the adult social care sector. Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England and the Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell, former Health Minister, both offered their views on what have been some of the key lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic thus far. The event was kindly sponsored by Towergate Insurance.  Click here to watch webinar


Overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus 

Information for adult social care providers on COVID-19 guidance and support. updated 11.09.2020

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PPE portal: how to order COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) - guidance 09.12.2020
Eligible health and social care providers can order PPE through the portal to meet the increased need that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information - guidance updated 09.12.2020
Privacy notice for NHS Test and Trace virus testing for all users of the service.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing service for extra care and supported living settings - guidance 09.12.2020
Guidance on regular retesting for extra care and supported living settings that meet the eligibility criteria.

Arrangements for visiting out of the care home - guidance updated 1.12.2020
Sets out how care homes can support residents of working age on visits outside of the care home.

Visiting arrangements in care homes - guidance updated 1.12.2020
Sets out how care homes can support families and visitors to visit residents from 2 December.

  • Capacity Tracker and daily CQC home care COVID-19 impact update – Upcoming changes - download | November 2020
    Imminent transfer of the daily COVID-19 impact update from CQC to Capacity Tracker. Important update for providers of:

• domiciliary care services
• extra care housing schemes
• supported living schemes