DBS fast-track scenarios

COVID-19 indemnity and litigation

The following scenarios aim to help employers understand when it is appropriate to request a DBS check under the temporary arrangements enabled through legislation enacted by the Home Office in March 2020. Employers should first read temporary guidance on the criminal record check.  

For more information on the fast-track check employers should visit the NHS Employers website and the DBS website.

Employers may also find it useful to refer to our existing DBS scenarios document.

COVID-19 indemnity and litigation

Adult nursing

This scenario relates to an adult nurse role

COVID-19 indemnity and litigation

Bank nursing

This scenario looks at a bank nurse role hired to support a trust's COVID-19 pandemic response

COVID-19 indemnity and litigation

Hospital porter

This scenario relates to the role of a hospital porter

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