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Professional practice guidance for hospital social work with adults during Covid-19 Pandemic

Updated 30 November 2020

This guidance provides a professional risk framework to prepare for face to face social work in hospitals with adult patients, families or carers during Covid-19.  It is not a comprehensive guide to hospital social work. Its aim is limited to planning for and managing risk during Covid-19 – whether with adults who are Covid-19 positive, negative or infection status unknown. It may be transferable to social work with children and young people in hospital.

BASW Published 17 April 2020

Updated 30 November 2020