Lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in the UK
On Monday 19 July 2021 England moved to Step 4 of the UK Government’s Roadmap out of lockdown. The UK Government have published new guidance for close contact services.
CNHC emailed Registrants on 19 July with advice on working safely, based on the new government guidance. We have now expanded and updated that advice which you can find here.
Since 26 July close contact services can operate without appointments and have overlapping appointments. You must collect client details to help with the Test, Trace, Protect contact tracing programme.
You can find out more here.
Scotland is currently at Level 0 which means that from 19 July you must maintain a minimum of 1m from clients and where this is not possible face masks continue to be a mandatory measure.
Scotland is due to move to ‘Beyond Level 0’ on 9 August if conditions allow. Find out more here.
On 17 July Wales entered Alert Level 1 which means it is still mandatory to wear face masks and maintain existing social distancing measures.
Wales is due to move to Level 0 on 7 August if conditions allow. Find out more here.
CNHC statement on NHS England’s Grab a Jab campaign
As part of its commitment to public health, the CNHC Board supports NHS and Public Health England campaigns to raise public awareness about the importance of vaccinations. The CNHC Board support NHS England’s Grab a Jab campaign to encourage people to receive a COVID-19 vaccinations, as part of the largest vaccination programme in NHS history.
IHC calls on therapists and practitioners to ensure they are compliant with data protection requirements
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which is the UK’s independent regulator for data protection and information rights, are engaging with organisations in the human health and therapy sector to help them comply with their legal obligations.
They will soon be writing to limited companies in the human health and therapy sector to remind them that they may have a legal responsibility to register with the ICO and pay the data protection fee. Therapists and practitioners who run their own business but aren’t limited companies may not receive one of these letters but may also need to be registered with them.
CNHC Registrants are advised to check their legal responsibilities regarding data protection.
Find out more about data protection in the human health and social care sector on the ICO website here. You can take the quick self-assessment to see whether you need to register.
A reminder to Registrants to change their MyCNHC password
CNHC migrated to a new Register database on 7 July 2021.
If you are logging into MyCNHC for the first time after that date you will be required to reset your password.
We have emailed Registrants with instructions on how to do this. If you experience any difficulties, please email [email protected],uk