COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Employment advice

> FAQs

Your FAQs about COVID-19 and work and other employment issues.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) advice

Advice and information to help ensure you have the right personal protective equipment (PPE) in your work setting.

> Students and trainee nursing associates

Advice and information about placements for nursing students and trainee nursing associates

> Redeployment guidance

Information for members who have been moved from their normal working environment.

Workforce expansion

Information for returning registrants, students and apprentice nurses and nursing associates.

> NHS staff

Employment guidance for NHS staff.

Digital Book of Remembrance

Pay tribute to a member of the nursing profession who has sadly died during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Nursing during a pandemic

Share your experience about the impact the outbreak is having on you and your workplace.

Clinical guidance

> Managing COVID-19

Clinical information and key resources to support your understanding of COVID-19.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Are you safe?

Guidance on PPE and if the PPE provided is safe, including a flow chart and escalation steps.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Refusal to treat

Guidance for members around the process to follow if the PPE provided is not appropriate.

> Prescribing safely under COVID-19

Guidance to support nurses who are being asked to treat patients remotely.

DNACPR and verification of death

Guidance and resources on DNACPR and verification of death during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Mental health care delivery

General principles to support you in your ongoing mental health care delivery.

> Immunisation and large-scale vaccination delivery during COVID-19

Guidance on developing, planning and delivering large-scale vaccination programmes.

End of life care and wellbeing programme

This programme provides participants with resources to support the delivery of end of life care to the dying person, their family and carers.

Our work

> Our position

Read the RCN position on COVID-19.

> Open letters

Read the open letters related to COVID-19.

> Media statements

View the latest media statements.

> 100 days of COVID-19

Committing to the safe rebuilding of health and social care services.

> Campaigning during COVID-19

We continue to lobby and influence on behalf of our members as COVID-19 develops.

Support from Nursing Standard

To help all nurses during this period, Nursing Standard has made their most relevant articles and learning modules free.

Supporting you

Your mental wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing advice and resources.

Peer Support Service

Information and resources for healthcare professionals who are disabled during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Your finances

Financial advice and guidance for members affected by COVID-19.

NQN Handbook

To help nursing staff, especially final-year students and newly qualified nurses, during this period, the NQN handbook is available online.