National Association of Care & Support Workers

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CARE & SUPPORT WORKERS

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How do i Apply for a Covid-19 fast track dbs

 

How do I apply for a COVID-19 fast-track barred list check with uCheck?


  • Check that the job role is listed as an eligible emergency role within the DBS guidance linked above.
  • If it is not, you won’t be eligible for this service but can continue with your DBS check selecting “No” in the new “COVID-19 Emergency Role” field within “Section Y” of the application overview.
  • If the job role is listed as an eligible emergency role you will need to select “Yes” within the new “COVID-19 Emergency Role” field within “Section Y” of the application overview.
  • When completing the “Position Applied For” field you do NOT need to include the words “COVID-19”. We will do this for you based on your selection above.
  • The system will prepopulate the correct “Section Y” options for a COVID-19 submission, you will still need to select the appropriate workforce and whether the Applicant is working at the Applicants own address.
  • Continue to complete the ID check in line with the changes detailed below.
  • The DBS aim to provide results to uCheck by the end of the next working day via email. This will be forwarded on to your primary contact within one working hour of receipt from the DBS.
  • The results provided will state that no match has been found, or that you should await the full completed DBS check before making a recruitment decision.
  • There will be no change to the way you receive the full result. You will receive an indicative notice from the system and the certificate will be sent to the applicant by the DBS via post.

Changes to the ID checking process


Temporary changes to the ID checking guidelines have been made as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.  These changes now apply to Basic, Standard and Enhanced DBS checks.


ID documents may be viewed via video link. If it is not possible to verify documents via video link, scanned images can be viewed in advance of the DBS check being submitted. 


This is in replacement of original documents and the requirement for a face to face meeting. This change should only be implemented for urgent cases where it is not possible to follow the normal identity checking guidelines. Please note – the applicant will be required to present the original versions of these documents when they first attend their employment or volunteering role.


Information Source; uCheck website