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Care act easements during Covid-19

The Coronavirus Act 2020 and Care Act Easements

 The powers brought in by the Coronavirus Act 2020 enable local authorities to be temporarily released from some 2014 Care Act duties in adult social care, to ensure the best possible care for people during this exceptional time. These changes are referred to as easements.

We currently assess the risk of having to put easements in place as very low but have prepared an approach in partnership with others in case this is ever needed in future.  Please email spp@towerhamelts.gov.uk if you would like information on this.