Scabies is a contagious skin infestation by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. The most common symptoms are severe itchiness and a pimple-like rash.
Click here for the UKHSA guidance on the management of scabies cases and outbreaks in long-term care facilities and other closed settings
Click here for the HCC Action card for management of a scabies outbreak in a care home setting
Below are some useful resources relating to scabies:
Click here for the PHE standard publication template – a useful document. The Action card for scabies in care homes is on page 15-16 and Appendix 3 has IPC precautions.
Click here for the Scabies Policy for care home settings
Click here for information from NICE regarding Scabies