Claimants on disability benefits will no longer be required to attend face-to-face assessments. The change also covers health checks for Universal Credit.

From Tuesday 17 March, face to face assessments for all sickness and disability benefits have been suspended for 3 months. 

In summary the following is happening:

You may find the following links helpful:

DWP press release regarding this announcement:

The current NHS guidelines on coronavirus, including advice on those who should stay at home.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response:

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