During the COVID 19 pandemic BASW guidance recommends face to face visits are kept to a minimum, only take place when essential and once all other options have been considered. Any visits should be based on managing the risks to the person/s and staff.
This checklist should be considered as an addition to relevant local and national guidance. It does not take the place of local safety protocols unless explicitly agreed with your manager/organisation.
It can be used in conjunction with relevant BASW Practice Guidance available here https://www.basw.co.uk/coronavirus-updates/social-work-resources-during-coronavirus
BASW first published 27th April 2020
Updated 30 November 2020