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New guidance on infection prevention and control in adult social care: acute respiratory infection

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Intended audience groups:

  • adult social care providers
  • managers of adult social care services
  • adult social care staff
  • local authorities
  • NHS services
  • service users
  • personal assistants
  • unpaid carers
  • visitors in adult social care settings and services
Intended Audience Group
Infection Control
Aims and Objectives

This guidance sets out the measures that can help to reduce the spread of viral acute respiratory infections, including COVID-19, in adult social care settings in England.  It was published on 31 January 2024.

Click here to read this ARI supplement (applied from January 2022 should be read alongside this new guidance.



Bedford Borough, BLMK, Central Bedfordshire, Luton Borough, Milton Keynes,
Frequency / Length
Resource / Organisation
Department of Health & Social Care
Training delivered by:

UK Health Security Agency and the Department of Health & Social Care

Webpage with links
Cost, Funded or Free