CORONAVIRUS AND TRANSITIONS – Briefing Paper One

Coronavirus and transitions. It’s a hot topic in our team and we are here to help make more sense of it for you.

Both the UK and Scottish Governments have had to pass emergency legislation to grant the powers to do things differently during the current emergency.

In the first of a series of resources to help with transition planning in changed times, we pull together the key actions relevant to transitions from the UK Coronavirus Act 2020 and the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020.

These affect education, social care and mental health services. They include:

  • Increasing availability of social workers and health staff
  • Reducing administration for frontline staff 
  • Measures to slow the spread of the virus
  • Changes to mental health services.

Find out how Government’s emergency coronavirus legislation affects transition planning and practice.

Coronavirus and Transitions downloadable PDF

Please note: the briefing is correct at the time of writing, but things may change rapidly. We will publish updated versions to reflect any new legislative developments, so please check you are referring to the most recent version.