Rapid Read: COVID-19, MCA, DoLS and Best Interests
The Safeguarding Adults National Network (SANN) MCA Task & Finish sub-group have published a rapid read on COVID-19, MCA, DoLS and Best Interest.
The DHSC guidance on the application of the MCA and DoLS during Covid-19 states that the principles of the MCA, and the safeguards provided by DoLS, apply in full. You should continue to apply the five principles of the MCA in making care and treatment decisions for those people who
lack the mental capacity to do so for themselves.
This rapid review put all the information you need on the MCA, DoLS and Best Interest in one place.