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Legal information on Coronavirus for health & social care

Protect your health & social care business against Coronavirus

The Coronavirus has created an environment of great uncertainty for businesses around the world. Our health and social care lawyers have put together a collection of guides and information to help you and your business navigate these fast moving challenges.

You can find lots of information below. Alternatively you can contact us directly via our dedicated email  coronavirus@roydswithyking.com or by calling our central number 0800 923 2073 where you will be directed towards a specialist lawyer.


What you need to know

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Tips for dealing with whistleblowing disclosures

The current situation highlights the importance of having well managed whistleblowing procedures.

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Can you allow shielders to return to work?

Return of shielding employees is hampered by lack of Government guidance for care providers.

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Key dates for the furlough scheme

Start planning for the workforce and financial implications now.

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Board briefing: looking ahead to mitigate risk

You Need to look ahead, anticipate the next set of challenges and put measures in place to protect your organisation.

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Deferred payment agreements

How can care homes protect fee income whilst a property is sold?

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Furlough and holiday pay savings

Job Retention Scheme extension, cost savings when staff take holiday during furlough, guidance on the SSP rebate scheme.

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Guidance to minimise the risk of Employment Tribun...

Identify and deal appropriately with any health and safety concerns

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Guidance on mental capacity issues

The new MCA and DoLS guidance: what care providers need to know during the coronavirus pandemic

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Job Retention Scheme update - 22 April 2020

An essential on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, changes to Statutory Sick Pay rules, and a review of unresolved issues

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Support for the care sector in the COVID-19 crisis...

Support from the Government designed to help providers navigate the weeks ahead

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Risks and issues explained

We are seeing existing care operators approached by commissioners to operate and manage empty care homes as COVID-19 units - 15 April 2...

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Job retention scheme

Guidance on Job Retention Scheme leaves key questions unanswered - 7 April 2020

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Workforce recruitment

Social care has long had concerns over workforce, but the Coronavirus has elevated those concerns - 6 April 2020

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Covid-19 FAQs: Managing your care workforce

Legal advice and FAQs to help you manage your care workforce - 31 March 2020

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Important information on Coronavirus Bill

The Government has now published the Coronavirus Bill and it’s making its way through Parliament. - 25 March 2020

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Coronavirus Bill and your care business

What to look out for in the emergency legislation - 18 March 2020

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Answers to workforce issues

Coronavirus FAQs: HR & workforce issues for social care providers - 18 Mar 2020

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Do you need HELP?

Our HELP service has been specially designed with health & social care providers in mind.

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