Rights-based guidance on implementing infection prevention and control measures in disability services

July 10 2020

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The HSE have published rights-based guidance on implementing Infection Prevention and Control measures, and mitigating risk in disability services.

The guidance addresses introducing appropriate infection prevention and control measures, while ensuring that this does not have the effect of restricting the rights and independence of people with disabilities. 

The guidance covers:

  • The impact of COVID-19 in residential centres for people with disabilities. 
  • General measures to mitigate the risk of COVID-19. 
  • Practical scenarios and advice, covering areas such as visits, respite, day services and outreach support services.

The most up to date guidance for disability services can be found on the HSE website, and is frequently updated.