Delivering safe, face-to-face adult day care

Updated: 7 January 2021

This guide aims to support you, day care managers, social workers, commissioners and providers, to restart or continue activities. It is focused on community-based day services, day centres (with and without personal care), including specialised day centre environments, and those with outdoor spaces.

Key messages

About this guide

This guide about face-to-face adult day care provision in England is aimed at commissioners, providers and managers.

Practical information

Practical information

These topics cover practical information you need to think about when re-opening services.

Up-to-date information on restrictions
Market shaping

Approaching re-opening

Discusses starting points and the different types of conversations that need to take place.

Risk assessments

Risk assessments

Advice on the different risk assessments needed when preparing to deliver safe adult day care.

Practice examples and tools

Practice examples

Practice examples and tools to demonstrate what organisations have achieved.

Further information

This guidance was developed in collaboration with Public Health England, the Local Government Association and Kings’s College London as part of the NIHR, Applied Research Collaboration, South London.