Working in Social Care during the Covid-19 pandemic

IWW: Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England

The 2 metre social distancing instructions are clearly not appropriate in social care setting and there is no way that workers can adhere to them. Social care is an essential service and there is exemption for workers in social care who need to carry out personal care or in any other way get closer to service users than is being advised as safe by health professionals.

This is causing a lot of stress and anxiety for social care workers who are clearly concerned not only for their own safety and for the safety of their families, but also for the vulnerable service users who they may be infecting during the course of their work.

It’s important to note that while it is not possible

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