Using direct payments during the coronavirus outbreak: full guidance for people receiving direct payments and personal assistants

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health and Social Care
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health and Social Care
Publication year:
2020
Place of publication:
London

This document sets out key messages to support people in planning and receiving their care safely during the pandemic, including slowing the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and reducing the possibility of hospital admission or care breaking down. It is aimed at people of all ages ‒ children, young people and adults ‒ who receive support through their personal budgets or personal health budgets and take this as a direct payment. It is also relevant to family members, local authorities (LAs), clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), providers and people who are employed through a direct payment, including PAs (including those who are self-employed). Topics covered include: flexible use of direct payments during the pandemic; continuation of direct payments; personal protective equipment (PPE); employment of individuals; the coronavirus job retention scheme; statutory sick pay (SSP) for PAs with COVID-19 like symptoms; testing; monitoring requirements; self-funders; and keeping safe. [Last updated 19 July 2021] (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
Covid-19, direct payments, personal assistants;
Content types:
practice guidance, government publication
Location(s):
England
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