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Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England. (2021) COVID-19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol. London: UK Government.

External website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-1...


The collaborative endeavours of the drug and alcohol treatment workforce are an essential and highly valued element of our national response to the risk presented by COVID-19. The utmost care should be taken of both staff and service users, who are likely to come under additional stress during this difficult and unsettling time.

People who misuse or are dependent on drugs and alcohol may be at increased risk of becoming infected, and infecting others, with COVID-19. They may also be more vulnerable to the impact of infection with the virus, due to underlying conditions.

This guidance will assist commissioners, managers and staff in addressing coronavirus and associated disease (COVID-19), in drug and alcohol services, including services for young people.

This guidance may be updated in line with the changing situation.

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