A new policy on the service of statutory notices by email has been published by the General Optical Council, alongside a response to the consultation.

It sets out how and when the GOC will use email to serve notices, how it will obtain consent and the safeguards that apply.

The policy will be fully implemented in registration processes in summer 2022 when the GOC will launch a new MyGOC registrant portal.

Yeslin Gearty, director of resources at the GOC, said: ‘We are committed to serving statutory notices in a way that is fair to registrants and individuals, and in line with the requirements of our legislation, and the new policy allows us to do that.’