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Coronavirus and your rights

The Coronavirus Act 2020 is a new law to help deal with the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. It applies across the UK, including in English and Welsh law.

The new Act includes some changes to laws which affect the rights of people with mental health problems. We have information about how those changes might affect you:

Coronavirus and social care rights

The Coronavirus Act 2020 has changed the laws affecting your rights to social care.

This may affect you if you receive social care, or if you are a carer who receives support. 

Read our information on coronavirus and social care rights

Coronavirus and sectioning

The Coronavirus Act 2020 includes changes to how the Mental Health Act 1983 works. 

This may affect your rights if you are sectioned because of your mental health. 

Read our information on coronavirus and sectioning. 

Coronavirus and your mental health

We also have lots of practical information to support your mental wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak.

This includes tips and idea for spending lots of time at home, and ways to take care of your wellbeing during this time. 

Visit our coronavirus information hub. 

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