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 more information about Scabies via the NHS
Click here for Scabies guidance for treatment of outbreaks (Jan 2023)

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