CQC, 'Routine inspections suspended in response to coronavirus outbreak' (16/3/20)
CQC letter to providers about coronavirus The CQC has written to all registered health and social care providers stating that inspections will stop from 16/3/20 (except in a very small number of cases when there is concern about harm), asking to be notified within 24 hours of any suspected or known case or outbreak of COVID-19, and stating: "We encourage everyone to act in the best interests of the health of the people they serve, with the top priority the protection of life. We encourage you to use your discretion and act in the best way you see fit." (emphasis in original)
- CQC, 'CQC to stop routine inspections to focus on supporting providers to deliver safe care during COVID-19 pandemic' (16/3/20)†. This press release covers similar ground.