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New Infection Control and Testing Fund guidance publishedNew Infection Control and Testing Fund guidance published

The Department of Health and Social Care has published guidance on the new Infection Control and Testing Fund for England, including fund distribution, conditions and reporting requirements.

Infection control and rapid testing funds have been consolidated and extended until June 2021, with an extra £341 million of funds.

DHSC say this is a new grant, with separate conditions to the original Infection Control Fund, the extension to the Infection Control Fund and the original Rapid Testing Fund.

On infection control, local authorities must pass 70% to care homes and CQC-regulated community care providers on a per user basis, as the default allocation. The precise conditions and reporting requirements are set out in the guidance. User allocation is broadly based on the number of non-residential service users per local authority recorded on the Capacity Tracker Home Care Survey as of 18 March 2021. The distribution of the remaining 30% is at local authority discretion, subject to the guidance.

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