Updated guidance for care homes during Covid-19

Official guidance for care homes during Covid-19 was updated on 2 September 2020. It provides information on a wide range of issues such as testing, care and isolation of residents with Covid-19 and states:

Duties and powers under the MCA still apply during this period. If care home staff think the person may lack the relevant mental capacity to make the decisions about their ongoing care and treatment, a capacity assessment should be carried out before a decision about their discharge from hospital and admission to a care home, is made.’ 

The report can be downloaded here