On Thursday 22 September, government announced that the healthcare professions temporary registers, including the HCPC COVID-19 Temporary Register, will remain open for a further two years. The temporary registers had been due to close on 30 September 2022.
For those on the COVID-19 Temporary Register this means that they will be able to practise using their professional title after 30 September 2022. HCPC Standards will continue to apply to those individuals practising using their professional title while on the COVID-19 Temporary Register.
The Government’s announcement can be read here.
In light of this extension, we will be reviewing our approach to regulating the COVID-19 Temporary Register. For those on the Temporary Register who are looking to return to the main HCPC Register, more information about how to do this can be found here.