Day Centres

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Information, guidance, resources and updates for day centres.

Latest update as of 15 February 2021

While Day Services can remain open, it will be up to the individual organisations to make a decision based on their own risk assessments as to whether the service can continue to be provided safely, for their staff and clients. It will also need to be the decision of the client (and Carers), in line with the Mental Capacity Act, as to whether they wish to continue to attend the service during this time (Further guidance regarding this is available from SCIE).


All eligible providers have now received direct communication and individual booking links for employees to book the COVID-19 vaccine directly. If you need further information about the vaccine or if you have not been contacted please visit our Vaccine information page. 


All Day Service employees can access the Community Testing Services in London Borough of Sutton. Further information on the testing sites and how to book are available on the Council website. 

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have announced the roll-out of weekly routine testing from 1st February for adult day care centres that remain open throughout lockdown. We have contacted all Day Services that we believe are eligible for this service. If you are an employer who has not received communication and believe you are eligible, please email

Further information about the roll-out of weekly routine testing is available from DHSC. and SCIE.


The DHSC has announced that Day centres are eligible to receive free PPE for their COVID-19 needs until the end of June 2021. Sutton Council can provide this to you, in line with current guidance for use of PPE in day care centres.  You can request PPE by completing the 

PPE request formIf you have any questions or queries about the PPE available, you can contact the PPE Team at  or by calling 0208 770 6041 between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM Mon- Fri.

Guidance for Day Centres

Please review the Resources to support day services in London Borough of Sutton for information on:

    • Prevention measures
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • How to respond in case of an infection
    • NHS Test and Trace
    • Test results
    • Support from London Coronavirus Response Cell (LCRC)
    • Containing an outbreak
    • Contingency planning
    • Other key updates

Other key updates

SCIE Guidance

Please see the SCIE Guidance for delivering safe, face-to-face adult day care. It is focused on community-based day services, day centres (with and without personal care), including specialised day centre environments, and those with outdoor spaces.

London ADASS

London ADASS have also produced some updated guidance for Day Services. Please see London Resource Pack to support the reopening of Building based Day Opportunities for vulnerable people during COVID-19.

Please ensure you are regularly consulting the relevant government guidance for your sector, which is continually updated.

The Care Provider Alliance

The Care Provider Alliance is publishing a series of brief updates from the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Care Provider Alliance (CPA) which signposts existing good practice and guidance for providers and commissioners to support services which may have not received as much attention during the pandemic, given the enormous operational pressures faced by the sector in residential care. Please see Day services and COVID-19: CPA and LGA briefing for adult social care providers.

Page last updated on February 19th, 2021 at 3:21pm

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