COVID-19: end of life care at home. Guidance for family members and friends

During outbreaks of COVID-19 families may face the daunting and sad prospect of having to care for a loved one at home at the end of their life. You may find yourself in this situation if an older relative or friend has COVID-19 and chooses to stay at home, or if facility-based care is unavailable. This guidance is focused on end of life care for someone with COVID-19 but much of the information is relevant for those caring for someone with other conditions.

Download the guidance document here.


This document includes:

  • Providing physical care and managing symptoms and phases of dying
  • Supporting emotional wellbeing
  • Supporting spiritual wellbeing
  • Looking after yourself
  • Coping with grief and bereavement