Residential Care Facilities

Close contacts should always adhere to public health advice. Advice for close contacts of COVID-19 may vary depending on a number of factors including: previous infection, vaccination status and whether you have been in contact with a confirmed case who has travelled from abroad. For further information please see 'Guidance on the impact of vaccination on contact tracing' and 'FAQs on immunity and infection'. Guidance will be updated to reflect updated advice in due course.

Frequently Asked Questions on immunity and infection are available here

All HPSC guidance should be read and interpreted in conjunction with the Government's Framework of Restrictions

Research

Self-isolation for people in Residential Care Facilities who have been discharged from hospital

Self-isolation for people in Residential Care Facilities who have been discharged from hospital (4/11/2020)

Sampling for COVID-19 video resources

Collection of a Deep Nasal / Mid turbinate Swab for testing for COVID-19 (19/10/2020)

How to take a nasopharyngeal swab to test for COVID-19 (17/7/2020)