The CQC has updated its registration procedures to help care home operators increase capacity to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.
The COVID-19 registration framework has been designed for providers responding to Department of Health and Social (DHSC) or Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) contingency planning.
A COVID-19 registration of new registration and changes to service, which can be submitted online, includes providers who intend to deliver services which provide additional health and social care capacity in an area; or contribute to the control of the outbreak of COVID-19 or the treatment of people who have contracted the illness.
Some changes can be made by submitting a notification online and changing the statement of purpose while other changes may need to be made by changing existing registrations and will require an application.
Guidance is available on the CQC website on whether operators will need to make an application.
Registration applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include ‘COVID-19’ in the email.
Notifications on changes to a statement of purpose can be made here.
Anyone with queries on the DHSC’s COVID-19 response or an application related to it, should email: email@example.com before they apply.