Publication date: 6 May, 2020
It recognises that lack of staff and social distancing has meant much of the routine care and treatment in the community has been reduced or stopped.
It advises that there should still be an option for emergency contact with community mental health services even when appointments have been cancelled.
It gives information on current practice with visiting people in hospital or care homes, and discusses the new emergency legislation that is in place but has not yet come into use.
The advice gives a number of contacts for support and information, including contact information for the Commission’s own advice line.
Anyone who wishes to give feedback to the Commission on this advice, or make suggestions for any updates, can contact the Commission at: