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Arrests of care home workers following coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks—a review of criminal liability

Arrests of care home workers following coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks—a review of criminal liability
Published on: 06 April 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Arrests of care home workers following coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks—a review of criminal liability
  • On what basis can care home workers be prosecuted for incidents involving coronavirus?
  • Are we going to see more arrests of care home workers relating to coronavirus?
  • What next?

Article summary

Local Government analysis: In late February 2021 a news article reported that a care home worker had been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter after a patient died of coronavirus (COVID-19). In late March 2021, two further care home workers were arrested on suspicion of wilful neglect. Jonathan Grimes and Sophie Wood of Kingsley Napley LLP look at how those working in care homes can potentially face criminal liability in respect of coronavirus cases. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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