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Further delay to face to face right to work checks Published Date: 22/06/2021

The Government has announced that it will delay the requirements to undertake face to face right to work check to August.

We reported in May that the face to face checks were delayed to 21 June.  However, as a result of the government’s announcement on 14 June 2021 to extend the date for the easing of lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures, the temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks will now end on 31 August 2021.

Therefore, from 1 September 2021, employers will revert to face-to-face and physical document checks as set out in legislation and guidance. This will ensure employers have sufficient notice to put measures in place to enable face-to-face document checks.