Why COVID-19 jeopardises the EU Settlement Scheme (and what the Home Office can do about it)

The pandemic has made it difficult for some EU nationals to fulfil the requirements of the EU Settlement Scheme. Some cannot obtain the documents they need or may fall foul of the continuous residency rules. Mark Lazarowicz (Terra Firma Chambers) and Dorota Peszkowska (Feniks) warn they are at risk of losing their right to stay in the UK and claim benefits, and suggest how the Home Office could alter its guidance. 

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2020/05/13/why-covid-19-jeopardises-the-eu-settlement-scheme-and-what-the-home-office-can-do-about-it/