• April 12, 2024
 OPG responds to Lockdown 3 with updated guidance

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OPG responds to Lockdown 3 with updated guidance

The Office of Public Guardian (OPG) have responded with updates to the coronavirus outbreak following Lockdown 3.

The OPG has provided guidance in response to the outbreak and following the latest lockdown which will be regularly updated when new information is available. They will continue to deliver their services and support those who are planning for the future and at most risk in society. They have robust plans in place and are continually working hard to maintain their services as they deal with the impact of coronavirus.

Contents include:

-Contacting us
-Lasting power of attorney applications (LPAs)
-Making and registering an LPA during the coronavirus outbreak
-Registering an enduring power of attorney (EPA)
-Short-term options for health, welfare and financial decisions
-Safeguarding assessments and investigations
-Visits
-Guardianships – Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017
-Being a deputy or attorney during the coronavirus outbreak
-Professional deputies
-Working together
-NHS and social services staff: check if a patient has an attorney or deputy
-Protecting older people and vulnerable adults
-Stay up to date

Their ability to operate in these difficult times will be regularly reviewed which could mean their approach may change in order to reflect latest government advice and guidelines.

For latest OPG updates click here.

Toni Ryder-McMullin

Toni is the Media Officer for Today’s Conveyancer, Today’s Wills & Probate and Today's Family Lawyer. I worked for a law firm for 16 years, during my time at the firm I worked as a company commercial legal secretary for 7 years but changed careers and moved into marketing for the remaining 9 years – where I covered all aspects of marketing. While in the marketing role, I achieved a CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing and CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing.