CQC issues COVID-19 guidance on DBS checks

By Ann McGauran | 03 April 2020

The Care Quality Commission(CQC)  has issued interim guidance on the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and other recruitment checks in response to coronavirus.

Providers of health and social care services are offered a fast, free Barred List DBS check for emergency roles they are recruiting to, in response to a provider risk assessment. Enhanced DBS check information will still be processed, but will be issued afterwards.

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