Policy briefing: Rough sleeping and single homelessness during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak presents the biggest risk to public health in generations. People who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, are particularly vulnerable.

This briefing provides detail on the efforts taken so far to accommodate people who are sleeping rough, as well as outlining the further Government action that is needed to protect people who are homeless from the coronavirus.

Please note, this briefing is being updated on a rolling basis given the fast pace of policy change over this period. The date in the document refers to the date when it was last updated.