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4 March 2020

CQC describes how it will take a pragmatic and flexible approach to regulation during COVID-19

Introduced by

Care Quality Commission

Targeted at

Registered care providers


Letter on 4 March 2020

Stated aims

To make sure services continue to be safe and ensure people receive safe care, while limiting impact on care providers


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) introduces a pragmatic and flexible approach to how and when it will regulate. CQC will continue with inspections, but will review plans on an ongoing basis and may postpone them. It will focus its activity where risks to the quality of care are highest.


CQC letter