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Rapid review - public health guidance for residential care facilities

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Published on 12 June 2020, updated on 19 June, 26 June, 3, 10, 17, 24 July, 6 and 20 August and 3 September 2020.

To inform guidance development by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) and decision making by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), HIQA is undertaking an ongoing rapid review of guidance for residential care facilities in the context of COVID-19. The review summarises recommendations that have been issued internationally to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect healthcare workers and residents.

This version includes new guidance from Ireland, New Zealand, New South Wales (Australia), Prince Edward Island (Canada) and USA.