MHCLG is working closely with Public Health England (PHE) who have produced guidance on self-isolation and social distancing within the home as well as guidance on how to minimise the risk of infection by following cleaning and hygiene practices. This will be especially important for those who share facilities with others. At a local level, Directors of Public Health in local authorities have specific responsibilities with regard to the public health implications of local outbreaks of coronavirus.
The department will continue to work closely with PHE on a range of matters, including to ensure risks associated with overcrowded conditions are addressed.
We are working with sector representatives to see how we can best support local authorities in identifying at-risk groups, signposting and matching needs to services, and supporting the voluntary and community sector.