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31st March 2020

Lessen DBS check requirements for emergency care staff during COVID-19?

Are there any proposals to lessen the dbs check requirements for emergency interim care staff during the Covid crisis?

Dear Mark,

 

Thank you for your question.

 

On 19 March DBS issued new guidance which answers your question.

 

COVID-19: Changes to standard and enhanced ID checking guidelines - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/covid-19-changes-to-standard-and-enhanced-id-checking-guidelines

 

In the guidance DBS says:

 

''Due to current measures that have been put in place as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, we’re aware that organisations are having difficulty following the DBS ID checking guidance.''

 

And the guidance goes on to clarify what you need to do during the outbreak.

 

I hope this is helpful.

 

Best wishes.

Sheila


*All information is correct at the time of publishing.


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