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National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

Appendix 18 - Physical Distancing in care homes, prisons and social community and residential care settings: A pandemic measure deployed in 2020 during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Physical distancing requirements were implemented in 202 during the COVID-19 pandemic for community and healthcare settings. This appendix provides information on the current physical distancing measures that should be taken within community and healthcare settings.

Physical distancing will continue to be reviewed regularly over the winter season and any changes will be informed by COVID-19 prevalence, and nosocomial transmission data of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses. This appendix will be updated as required and archived when no longer applicable.

View Appendix 18 (April 2022)