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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 July and 10 July 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 contains updated information on relaxing protective measures in residential care facilities from Australia. Hong Kong has reintroduced more stringent restrictions on visiting.