COVID-19 & Social Work Practice

While the public health emergency under the Public Health and Promotion Act has ended, social workers in all fields of practice must keep abreast of changes and continue to follow public health guidelines. 

For the latest information on COVID-19 as well as public health guidance, please visit Additional trusted and credible sources of information are also listed below.  NLCSW will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and will update this page with information relevant to social work practice.  

Electronic Social Work Services

The electronic social work practice section on our website contains information for both social workers and clients -  

A self-assessment guide is also available to help social workers evaluate their practices in relation to informed consent.  This guide contains user friendly checklists that social workers can use in designing an informed consent template.  A checklist focused on technology use as it pertains to informed consent is included. The guide can be accessed by clicking here. BMS, exclusive broker for the CASW’s Professional Liability Insurance Program, offers a Consent to Use Electronic Communications to Provide TeleHealth Services Template. This template provides guidance as to the type of information that should be considered in the informed consent process.

NLCSW has developed an Interjurisdictional Social Work Practice FAQ and Practice Guidelines document. This document addresses some of the most frequently asked questions and provides guidance for social workers in NL who are interested or engaged in the provision of social work services across jurisdictions.

Mental Health Resources

There are various resources available to help protect your mental health:

Links to various community organizations can be found under the resources and links section of our website.

Sources of Information regarding COVID-19:

Please consult the following websites for the latest information: