Regulation and Legislation

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to the Care Act 2014 - guidance 
Published 31 March 2020 Last updated 29 June 2020 — see all updates
Changes to the Care Act 2014 to help local authorities prioritise care and support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) - guidance 
Published 25 August 2020 | Last updated 23 June 2021 — see all updates
Information for adult social care providers on COVID-19 guidance and support.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for care homes - guidance 
Published 15 May 2020 | Last updated 1 April 2021 — see all updates
Sets out the support package to keep care homes safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Act report: January 2021 - Corporate report 
Published 28 January 2021

The fifth two-monthly report on which powers in the Coronavirus Act 2020 are currently active.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): adult social care action plan - Policy paper 14.12.2020

How the government will support the adult social care sector in England throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): verifying death in times of emergency - guidance 05.05.2020