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Covid-19 resources: Government agencies

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Page last updated 3 June 2021.

Environment Agency

  • Guidance – Incinerating specified healthcare wastes at a municipal waste incinerator: RPS C23

When you can incinerate coronavirus (COVID-19) infectious waste at a municipal waste incinerator without varying your permit.

Health and Safety Executive

  • RIDDOR reporting of Covid-10.

This guidance deals with reporting requirements under RIDDOR.

Made by employers to HSE and Local Authorities since 10 April 2020

  • Guidance – Health and safety spot checks and inspections during coronavirus (COVID-19)

See also our briefing.

Office of the Public Guardian

  • Guidance – NHS and social care staff: check if a COVID-19 patient has an attorney or deputy

Find out about the information we have on our registers and how NHS staff and local authorities in England and Wales can ask us for it

  • Guidance – Making and registering an LPA during the coronavirus outbreak

If you want to make an LPA now, you can as long as you follow government guidance on social distancing and self-isolating.

  • Guidance – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Office of the Public Guardian response

This page provides guidance on how OPG is responding to the coronavirus outbreak. It will be updated when new information is available.

  • Guidance – Making and registering an LPA during the coronavirus outbreak

If you want to make an LPA now, you can as long as you follow government guidance on social distancing and self-isolating.

UK Space Agency

  • Press release – Space company takes to the skies alongside the NHS

The UK Space Agency has today backed a healthcare drone start-up founded by NHS staff, to help in the response to COVID-19.