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COVID-19 guides

COVID-19 guides for social service workers

To help respond to the demand for quick access, 'bite-size' learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are developing a suite of guides on themes asked for by those working in the sector.

They are particularly designed to support new or redeployed workers. For those who are experienced in the sector these mobile-friendly, accessible resources will help them refresh their knowledge in light of COVID-19 and share learning with newer colleagues.

Click or tap on a theme below to read more.

Click or tap on a theme below to view the guide.




Person-centred carePerson-centred care



Working safelyWorking safely


Safe use of medicationThe safe use of medication during the COVID-19 pandemic


Coronavirus (COVID-19) and adult support and protection: a quick guideAdult support and protection


Guidance for social workersGuidance to help social workers respond to COVID-19


Infection prevention and controlKey measures for infection prevention and control



Leading in crisis

Recognising deterioration and supporting people with acute care needs during COVID-19Recognising deterioration


Death, dying, bereavementSupport with death, dying and bereavement during COVID-19


WellbeingWorkforce support and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic


Working from home(PDF)


Core learning guidance(PDF)
Help keep these guides up to date

Help us keep these resources up to date!

If you do use the resources, we'd be grateful if you could provide feedback using the anonymous short online survey. Just click on the feedback button which will appear at the bottom of each website. This will inform development of further COVID-19 Learning Guides and help us meet the fast emerging learning needs of workers, carers and volunteers during this difficult time.