New applications

We are continuing to process applications to join and re-join the Register. Most individuals shouldn’t notice any significant interruptions to our services, but with AfN staff working from home we do require ALL applications to be submitted electronically and there may be minor delays to our processing, which we will do our very best to keep to a minimum. Direct Entry and Transfer applications can now be submitted via this website.

To Programme Leaders of AfN accredited programmes

Please read our latest announcement here – 8th April 2020

Eating for health during the covid-19 outbreak

There are many myths about what we should be eating to stay well during the current Covid-19 outbreak, but for most people the important thing will continue to be to eat a healthy, balanced diet and maintain a healthy weight. The key aspects of a healthy diet remain the same:

  • Eat 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables a day
  • Eat higher fibre carbohydrates – such as bread, rice, pasta and potatoes with their skin on
  • Eat some beans, eggs, pulses fish, meat or other vegetarian alternatives
  • Eat some dairy – choosing lower fat where possible
  • Eat foods high in salt, saturated fat and free sugars in small amounts and infrequently
  • Have 6-8 glasses of fluid each day
For more information by Registered Nutritionists, please see our Nutrition Resource Hub

Working Safely

The current Government recommendation in all UK nations is that all individuals who can should work from home, unless they are unable to undertake their role/provide their services from home.

Therefore UKVRN Registrants should, wherever possible, work from home and provide their services remotely, for example by using virtual platforms.

Registrants who are unable to undertake their role or provide their services remotely, need to ensure that they are following the Government guidelines and must be working in a COVID-19 secure manner.

All Registrants not able to work from home are advised to read and comply with the Health Protection (coronavirus, restrictions) Regulations 2020 and the relevant government guidelines for their work environment, as well as the Government’s 5 steps to working safely during COVID-19.

This includes limiting contact with others, keeping your distance from people not in your household (2m where possible) and maintaining temporary records for 21-days for the purpose of NHS Test and Trace.

For Registrants working in an office or consultation room style environment, you should follow the guide for offices and contact centres

For Registrants who go into client’s homes, you should follow the guide for other people’s homes

For Registrants working in a laboratory or indoor research setting such as in a university or taste testing facility, you should follow the guide for labs and research facilities 

For Registrants working in a school or university environment, you should follow the guide for implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings

For those working in a devolved nation, you should confirm you are working in line with the requirements of the relevant devolved body.

Freelance Registrants are also advised to confirm with their insurers, whether they have any additional requirements so as to ensure that your practice is covered.

Contacting us

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we have limited access to respond to enquiries via phone. Therefore if possible please in the first instance email: and if required a member of the team will arrange a call.


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Posted: 8 April 2020

COVID-19 update – Accredited Programmes

Posted: 12 March 2020

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