COVID-19 portal

Welcome to our COVID-19 portal. Here you will find a summary of the legal changes implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, plus information on how we can help trusts prepare for the forthcoming COVID-19 Inquiry.

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COVID-19 public inquiry: are you prepared?

Find out more about how we can help you prepare for the inquiry in our COVID-19 inquiry brochure.

COVID-19 public inquiry webinar series

Upcoming webinars

Whistleblowing, considerations arising from a public inquiry – Thursday 9 December, 10:00-10:30
Duty of candour – Tuesday 14 December, 9:00-9:30

Webinar recordings

Public inquiries: Planning and practical considerations for trust management teams

COVID-19 public inquiry: Documentation: Identifying, collating and managing data

COVID-19 public inquiry: Start preparing now

COVID-19 public inquiry: Public inquiries, an introduction

Contents COVID-19 pandemic legal changes

COVID-19 public inquiry preparation webinars
Healthcare and medical law
Regulations
Coronavirus Act 2020
GMC guidance
GOC guidance
Guidance for GPs
Guidance for dentists
Other guidance
Commercial
Procurement and commissioning
Contractual issues
Employment
Information governance
Real estate
Business closures and personal freedoms
Social care
Charities and Social Enterprise

Healthcare and medical law

Regulations

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020  *revoked on 25 March 2020 by Schedule 21 of the Coronavirus Act 2020

Regulation of notifiable diseases

Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Statutory Storage Period for Embryos and Gametes) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020

Coronavirus Act 2020

Royal Assent for the Coronavirus Act 2020 was received late 25 March 2020.

Section 51/Schedule 21 – powers relating to potentially infectious persons

Coronavirus indemnity – advice updated 6 April 2020

Emergency volunteers – advice updated 22 May 2020

Emergency registration of nurses and midwives – advice updated 22 May 2020

Emergency registration of health and care professionals – advice updated 30 March 2020

Temporary registration of social workers – advice updated 22 May 2020

Managing the deceased – advice updated 27 March 2020

Registration of deaths and stillbirths – advice updated 31 March 2020

Coronavirus and the Mental Capacity Act – advice updated 31 March 2020

Coronavirus and continuing healthcare – advice updated 31 March 2020

Employment law & COVID-19: statutory sick pay – advice updated 25 March 2020

Employment Law & COVID-19: pensions – advice updated 30 March 2020

GMC guidance

General Medical Council guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic

GMC re-registration

PPE guidance: GMC and BMA position – advice updated 22 May 2020

GOC guidance

General Optical Council guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic – summary updated 11 May 2020

Guidance for GPs

The impact of COVID-19 on general practices: frequently asked questions

Are GPs eligible for the new job retention scheme?

Updates to furlough guidance – published 17 April 

COVID-19 and annual leave

COVID-19 employment law implications for your practice

Summary of NHS England and improvement letters to GP practices

Guidance for dentists

NHS Guidance for primary dental care – advice updated 22 May 2020

The impact on the dental market

The impact on the dental market – update 2

The impact on the dental market – update 3

The impact on the dental market – update 4

Dental regulation in the shadow of COVID-19

Other guidance

COVID-19 hospital discharge requirements

NICE Guidelines on critical care referrals

Newsflash: COVID-19 and critical care

HMCTS telephone and video hearings during the COVID-19 outbreak

NHS complaints during the pandemic

COVID-19 and subject access requests

Ethical dimensions of COVID-19 for front-line staff

Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) guidance

Hospital resources amid COVID-19: University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v MB

DNACPR orders and COVID-19

Insurance scheme to provide cover for NHS staff who die from COVID-19

Organ donation update – advice updated 4 June 2020

COVID-19: key legal considerations arising from the pandemic, in conjunction with NHS Providers, October 2020

Commercial

Procurement and commissioning

Temporary framework for state aid, measures to support the economy

The government issues the first Procurement Policy Note of 2020 on the impact of COVID-19 on procurement

The government has issued its second Procurement Policy Note (PPN) on the impact of COVID-19 on procurement

Stay safe when applying the COVID-19 response PPNs – published 3 July 2020

NHS England empowered to commission COVID-19 Services

Contractual issues

Frustration of contract and force majeure clauses in a pandemic

Exemption to competition rules

Employment

Coronavirus advice for employers – PPE

Employee Retention Scheme (furlough leave) – advice updated 27 March 2020

Furlough guidance – advice updated 7 April 2020

Can charities access the Job Retention Scheme?

Furlough guidance – advice updated 9 April 2020

Furlough guidance – updated for charities and social enterprises – 16 April 2020

COVID19, the employer and the self isolating member of staff 

Implications for employers of lifting COVID-19 restrictions

Information governance

ICO guidance – COVID-19

Real estate

Commercial tenants – protection from eviction

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Coronavirus) (England) (Amendment) Order 2020

Business closures and personal freedoms

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020

Social care

Coronavirus and social care

CQC registrations

Employee Retention Scheme (furlough leave)

COVID-19 future care planning

Coronavirus and PPE: managing employment issues

Visiting arrangements in care homes, Dec 2020

Charities and social enterprise

Charity Commission guidance for charities regarding COVID-19

Can a charity assist with efforts connected with COVID-19?

Do the government’s announcements in relation to companies apply to charities and social enterprises?

Can charities access the Job Retention Scheme?

The impact of COVID-19 on charities and social enterprises, some FAQs answered

Furlough guidance – updated for charities and social enterprises 16 April

Frustration of contract and force majeure clauses in a pandemic

Commercial tenants – protection from eviction

The Government’s second Procurement Policy Note (PPN) on the impact of COVID-19

Can a charity work with a company or business to help with COVID-19?

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