Nursing registrar the NMC will stop accepting new people onto the Covid-19 temporary register from 24 March, when the relevant part of the Coronavirus Act 2020 expires.
However, people already on the temporary register can continue to practise after this date. Nurses on the temporary register will be given at least three months’ notice ahead of the temporary registration ending for all, allowing eligible people time to move to the permanent register if they wish.
Andrea Sutcliffe, NMC chief executive and registrar, said: “Thousands answered our call to join. We’ll support eligible professionals to move on to our permanent register, if they want to keep practising.”