Restrictive practices: understanding and managing behaviours in a time of pandemic

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Restrictive practices: understanding and managing behaviours in a time of pandemic

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Publication date: 
1 April 2020
Last updated: 
24 August 2020
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
Health sector
Description: 

This fact sheet provides guidance on how to respond if a person in your care, who you suspect has a COVID-19 infection, is displaying changed behaviours.

It includes:

  • general advice on what to look for as a common cause of a changed behaviour
  • how to minimise transmission
  • alternatives to the use of physical and chemical restraints
  • the role that the GP can provide.