Covid Fast-track DBS checksEnded 10th May 2023

Latest COVID-19Updates:

May 2023:

December 2020:

  • Fast-Track COVID-19 DBS Checks Continue To Be Available - More Information here
  • DBS Checks for the COVID-19 Vaccination Workforce: Reduced Fee Fast-track COVID-19 DBS Checks can be used COVID Vaccinators and related roles, which require Enhanced DBS checks.  Click here for NHS Guidance
  • Easier ID Checks, Without Face-To-Face Contact, Remain In Place
    • Scanned images or video link may be used to view original versions of the identity documents in advance of the DBS check being submitted (originals must be presented on the first day of employment).
    • In recognition that there are delays in issuing UK Passports, Expired UK Passports that are within 6 months of their expiry date can be accepted as if they were current.  Note: this does not apply to non-UK Passports

November 2020:

October 2020:

  • The DBS has confirmed that Fast-Track COVID DBS Checks continue to be available. More info on Fast-Track COVID DBS Checks here.

July 2020: 

  • Fast-Track COVID-19 DBS Checks continue to be available: More info on Fast-Track COVID-19 DBS Checks  here

March 2020:

  • Launch of Fast-Track COVID-19 DBS Checks: Read more

  • March 2020: DBS Relax ID Checking Rules:  Read more

  • DBS Advice for those Organising a Community Volunteer Group and for Individuals wanting to assist those in their local community:  Read more

  • AccessNI Relax ID Checking Rules: Read More

  • AccessNI Implement COVID-19 Contingency Plan: Read More

  • ACCESSNI – Safeguarding issues for community volunteers during COVID-19 crisis: Read more

March 2020

We want to reassure customers of the action we are taking in response to Covid-19.

With the recent and ever-changing news about the Coronavirus in the UK, we understand you may be concerned about the services we provide.

With this in mind, we wanted to reach out and reassure you that we are putting in place a number of robust measures designed to make health and safety a top priority while still providing a secure, quick and efficient service to our customers.

Mayflower has arranged for all of its staff to work from their home. This will not affect the delivery of our services. It is business as usual.

We're working very closely with the DBS and our other partners.

Mayflower is a Company founded on values like being open and honest with our customers and ourselves, so we can assure you that if anything does change, we'll be sure to let you know.

**19th March 2020**: DBS ID Checking Change

The DBS have introduced temporary changes to the DBS ID Checking procedure whereby ID Checkers can use scanned copies of ID to verify applicant's details. 

You do NOT need to see the original ID documents.

The DBS announcement is here

As always, if you have any questions, please Contact Us

We are posting regular updates on our Twitter feed provided on the right-hand side.

Stay safe and look out for those around you.

The Team at Mayflower Disclosure Services Ltd

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