COVID-19 guidance for higher education institutions

The CSP has drawn together advice for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that will help teams manage the impact of the measures imposed by the government in response to the pandemic.

On 6 April 2020, the AHP leads published a joint statement with the CODH and HCPC on how they plan to support and enable the student AHP workforce to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The statement was signed by the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (CAHPO) of all four countries and sets out ways in which both final year and middle year students may choose to join the workforce in paid roles whilst enabling them to progress with their studies. At the same time, HEE has also published guidance for England on how students can expect to be supported. Similar guidance is expected for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The CSP’s updated guidance for educators in Higher Education Institutions (below) will help our members in universities to enable this in a way that is appropriate for their students. Our intention is to create clear guidance that complements national guidance and also seeks to address issues specific to expectations of CSP accredited physiotherapy programmes.

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