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COVID-19 Updates

We’re continuing to work hard to ensure that we keep you up to date with the latest developments and recommendations relevant to both Police Custody and SARCs.

In the last week we’ve updated the following documents in our COVID-19 area:

  • Position Statement on the Management of suspected COVID-19 cases in police custody;
  • SARC COVID-19 Screening and Triage Tool;
  • SARC Requests for Forensic Medical Examination during COVID-19 Pandemic;
  • Template for Step by Step Guidance for SARC FMEs via telephone or videoconferencing during COVID-19 pandemic.

We’ve also created a new document providing guidance for police officers who are working with SARCs during the pandemic.

Please click here for regular updates.

Huge thanks to Alex Gorton and Cath White for leading on this important matter and distilling the information.

We urge you to read the documents and provide feedback (forensic.medicine@fflm.ac.uk). If you’ve come across particular issues in your practice or examples of helpful local approaches & policies that you are able to share we would love to hear from you to see if we can incorporate them into the next iteration of the guidance.