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The Health and Social Care Act 2008 states that all registered providers must provide adequate infection prevention and control arrangements. This will ensure residents are cared for in a safe and clean environment where the risks of healthcare associated infections are minimised. 


National cleanliness standards are explained in the document below. It dates from 2010, however the guidance is still current. Read this as a starting point and use the links below for detailed explanations. 

Infection Prevention and Control Team

Tel: 0113 843 4511

Please note that due to the due to the COVID-19 outbreak the team will not be able to respond to all questions or may be much slower to respond. Thank you for your understanding. 


Please liaise with the local Public Health England Centre as soon as possible via 0113 386 0300  if you suspect or have a COVID-19 outbreak (2 or more affected staff or residents) or your care home does not have  a  current COVID19 outbreak but  you have a single suspected or confirmed COVID19 staff or resident.


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