Covid 19 (Coronavirus) and Immigration – Latest update – Working for the NHS

UK Visas and Immigration

This is the latest information from the UKVI as to concessions currently being offered.  We have previously blogged on the previous changes.  This current change came out on the 16 November 2020.

As the UK and the world face challenging months with Covid 19, the Home Office / UKVI has set up a Coronavirus Immigration Team (CIT) and released the following guidance.

In the UK – Working for the NHS

You can work at different NHS locations during this pandemic so longer as your sponsor maintain their sponsorship license and their duties that go with that license.  These duties are notifying the home Office of any changes.  So, if you have moved from Blackburn NHS to Manchester then your sponsor needs to report this on the system to the Home Office. 

There are no restrictions on the number of hours you can work, and you are able to work in different roles and skills.  The important matter here is the reporting by your employer onto the Sponsorship system. 

Pre – registration Nurse & the Occupational Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

If you are a pre- registration nurse and you have to sit your exams, the Occupational Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), the Home Office have stated that the deadline for you to sit has been extended to 31 December 2020. If you do not pass on the first attempt, you will have until 31 May 2021 to pass the exam.

Research workers

For those of you who are research workers, working on the pandemic, researching the Covid 19 situation as a scientist you may be able to apply for the Global Talent visa using the URRI endorsed funder option. 

More details are on the Link below:

Find out about the requirements for coronavirus researchers (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-applications-under- global-talent).

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