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Coronavirus guidance

Policing is responding at pace to the coronavirus outbreak, and new guidance is now available to forensic practitioners.

FCN's new guidance sets out how forensic practitioners can follow social distancing measures, effectively use PPE and make safe decisions to avoid transmitting the virus.

Our guidance is sourced by FCN's scientific, quality and standards experts, compiling the latest studies and best practice from government, policing, science and industry.

This page is regularly updated, so please come back frequently to access important new updates.

Update Sept 2021: latest guidance on taking biometric samples

Update July 2021: latest guidance on taking biometric samples

Update Jan 2021: latest guidance for handling exhibits & handling biometric samples added

If you have any questions and requests about coronavirus, please contact us.