The Department of Health and Social Care has published detailed guidance for anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who cannot cope without their support during the coronavirus outbreak. The guidance builds on the previous guidance for households on staying at home with possible coronavirus and the guidance on social distancing. Carers are advised to create an emergency plan with the person they care for, to use in circumstances where help from other people to deliver care may be needed. If carers cannot organise alternative care, they are advised to contact their local authority or health care provider. It may also be helpful for carers to contact their local carers support organisation.
For further guidance and support, Carers FIRST have a range of information available as well as a Carers Guidance document.