We are committed to doing what we can to help to support your private health or social care organisation in the important work you’re doing. Our COVID-19 content and advice is being constantly updated to reflect any changes that occur and to answer common queries that we receive. You can read all of our latest COVID-19 content for the private health and social care sector here, and our most recent articles below.

COVID-19 FAQs: The extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furlough leave

09/03/21

The Government announced the launch of the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), where employers can “furlough” staff and HMRC will reimburse up to 80% of the employee’s wages, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month.

COVID-19: Workforce FAQs

09/03/21

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose significant workforce issues for healthcare organisations regarding the services they provide and the risks to staff. Here we share our FAQs in relation to these policies and communications with staff generally.

Clinical Law Insight: Winter 2020/2021

04/02/21

Welcome to the latest edition of our Clinical Law Insight, in which we report on the latest appeal decisions, medico-legal and ethical issues arising from Covid-19, as well as new reports on safety and learning.

Return to work and risk assessments during COVID-19: Health and social care

04/06/20

For a successful return to work during COVID-19, employers have a duty to carry out a risk assessment, implement safe systems of work and to keep these under review. Our risk assessment flowchart sets out the key issues for employers to consider.

COVID-19: Social care FAQs on Deprivation of Liberty and movement in the community

18/05/20

This FAQ provides a summary of the current position and the factors which care providers, care co-ordinators and commissioners of community care need to be aware of and actively consider when looking at the care and treatment service users are receiving.

COVID-19: Clinical risk and indemnity considerations

24/04/20

COVID-19 has permeated every aspect of health and social care, presenting challenges to the NHS and private sector. The situation is evolving but key concerns are highlighted in this Insight with practical advice on managing risk and indemnity issues.

COVID-19: An action plan for social care

17/04/20

On 15 April 2020, the Government issued the “COVID-19: Our Action Plan for Adults Social Care”. We set out an overview of the plan, which includes the creation of the care sector's own brand (CARE), and link it to some guidance already issued.

COVID-19: Landlord and tenant FAQs

08/04/20

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a number of challenges for landlords and tenants, and we are advising on the issues arising from the restrictions in place. Here we answered some FAQs and set out practical options for you to consider.

Capsticks' response

We know Coronavirus is having a serious impact on the health, social care and housing sectors, increasing operational pressures significantly. We want to let you know of the steps that we are taking to support both your organisation and our employees, at what is a difficult time. More about Capsticks' COVID-19 response and business continuity planning here.