We know that the people we regulate will want to continue caring for the sick and vulnerable during the pandemic.

But if we've placed you on an interim order, you must comply with the order regardless of the current situation.

If you're subject to an interim suspension order and wish to help out on the front line, you could consider work as an unregulated healthcare professional, such as a healthcare assistant.

If you believe there has been a change in your circumstances that means your interim order needs to be reviewed, please let the person managing your case know about this immediately.

If you are doing this by email, please also include their team email address, if you know it. This will mean that your email is received if the person is absent.

Supervision during the pandemic

We want to help make sure that as many people who can practise safely remain able to do so during this time. If your conditions of practice state you must be supervised, and the person supervising you can no longer do it, you should try to make alternative arrangements in your workplace, and let your case officer know about them.

Depending on how closely the alternative arrangements match your conditions of practice, or if it hasn't been possible to make any, your case officer may schedule your case for an early interim order review. The panel might be able to modify your conditions to consider the change in your circumstances at work, and we may ask you to provide some additional information to support that.

Interim order conditions that are no longer workable because of the pandemic

Please let us know immediately if your interim conditions are no longer workable. At the hearing, a panel will consider if it is appropriate to change any of your conditions.

Please contact your case officer for more information.

Interim order review hearings or substantive order review hearings coming up

We're continuing to hold all interim order and substantive order review hearings, but we will usually be doing so virtually. Your case officer will contact you to explain the next steps and how to participate in the hearing.

If you have information that may allow us to progress your case, please contact your case officer.

If you have trade union representation or another form of legal representation you should speak with your representative who will support you in making contact with us.

Interim order extensions

We're working to ensure that interim order extension applications continue to go ahead and the High Court is continuing to deal with these applications.

We will contact you to update you on the details of this.