COVID-19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol, PHE/DHSC (updated 31st July 2020)

Latest updates 31 July 2020 Changed isolation period from 7 to 10 days 14 July 2020 Guidance updated relating to PPE supply, NHS test and trace, accessing treatment and meeting of groups inside and outside.
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