CQC announces changes to support home care sector’s COVID-19 response

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The CQC has updated its registration procedures to help home care operators increase capacity to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.

The COVID-19 registration framework has been designed for providers responding to Department of Health and Social (DHSC) or Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) contingency planning.

This framework covers both new registrations and changes to service that can be made by submitting a notification online.

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A COVID-19 registration is any ‘application’ from a health or social care provider where they intend to deliver services which provide additional health and social care capacity in an area; or contribute to the control of the outbreak of COVID-19 or the treatment of people who have contracted the illness.

Some changes can be made by submitting a notification online and changing the statement of purpose while other changes may need to be made by changing existing registrations and will require an application.

Guidance is available on the CQC website on whether operators will need to make an application.

Registration applications should be sent to and should include ‘COVID-19’ in the email.

Notifications on changes to a statement of purpose can be made here.

Anyone with queries on the DHSC’s COVID-19 response or an application related to it, should email: before they apply.

Caption: CQC Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Kate Terroni.

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