Coronavirus (Covid-19): Information and advice

At the start of the pandemic, the Government introduced emergency legislation that allowed the NMC to set up the temporary register to support the health and social care workforce. It reached a peak of 15,457 professionals as of 31 March 2021.  

Since March 2022, we have not been temporarily registering new people as the relevant part of the Coronavirus Act 2020 expired. Then, as we previously announced in September 2023, the Government confirmed temporary registration would end on 31 March 2024.

Professionals who had a temporary registration have now had their registration revoked under Art 9A(7).

We’ve sent confirmation to everyone on the temporary register, along with employers, and continue to support those who wish to join the permanent register. 

Covid-19 temporary registration

Information for professionals who would like to move from temporary registration to permanent registration

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Statements on Covid-19

See all NMC statements relating to Covid-19 and temporary registration

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