Coronavirus: Health Professions

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 31st March 2020.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Warwick Lord Taylor of Warwick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to advise medical professionals in 'at-risk' groups to self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Guidance was sent out to all National Health Service departments on Friday 20 March from NHS England and NHS Improvement about supporting vulnerable staff. A copy of the guidance is attached. The guidance states that “The NHS will support staff to stay well and at work. NHS organisations should make adjustments to enable this wherever possible. Adjustments may include working remotely or moving to a lower risk area.”

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