Homelessness and COVID-19 information and updates

At the present time, a range of guidance and resources are available. These will be updated as soon as new information is published. 

Central government has published a list of guidance for various settings on the gov.uk website. 

Public Health England general guidance  

Guidance for providers of hostels and day centres.   

Government’s guidance for professionals in advising the general public on the virus. 

National Council for Voluntary Organisations guidance  

Specialist advice and guidance for homelessness services from Org-Code Consulting, in Canada. 

The Passage guidance for volunteers, and contingency plan 

Doctors of the World government guidance in 21 languages in partnership with the British Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice.  

Groundswell resources to support people experiencing homelessness during the outbreak. 

Guidance for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England on maintaining educational provision. 

Friends Families and Travellers has published guidance for people living on traveller sites, unauthorised encampments and boats. 

The NHS has produced information on prioritisation within health services during the COVID-19 outbreak which mentions homeless health in section 7.