Covid 19 - Coronavirus
Our advice on responding to the coronavirus outbreak.
With the changing status of COVID-19 in the UK and internationally, the business community is facing many urgent and unique challenges. We want to play our part in helping you, your business and your industry move past them. As a firm, we have already advised many of our clients on issues relating to COVID-19. With questions and queries wide-ranging, we are here to provide answers to your questions, to act as a sounding board for the decisions you’re planning to make and to help you make the key decisions that will protect your business and your communities in the weeks ahead.
There’s a lot of information, advice and food for thought on our COVID-19 hub, which is updated regularly across each of our legal areas. You can find our latest insight into the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and our guidance on how businesses should respond in the UK and internationally. We and our international colleagues will be keeping our guidance updated as the situation develops.
Our current key articles include:
- Coronavirus - FAQs for employers
- Coronavirus - FAQs for employers on working from home
- Home and away- when ‘working from home’ means working abroad
- Coronavirus - FAQs on managing a safe return to work
- Coronavirus staffing decisions when reopening the workplace
- Furloughing employees - FAQs for employers on the coronavirus job retention scheme
- Coronavirus vaccination - FAQs for employers
- Workplace testing – FAQs for employers
- Sickness absence and sick pay during the Covid-19 pandemic - FAQs for employers
- COVID-19: force majeure and frustration flowcharts
- RE: Occupy - Managing the reoccupation of your premises
As many return to the office, tensions flare between the ‘vaxxed and unvaxxed’: Lucy Lewis comments for CNBC13 September 2021
As many people return to their offices, tensions appear to be emerging between colleagues along new lines: Those who are vaccinated against Covid, and those who are not.
Return to the workplace: Making your workplace Covid secure03 September 2021
In this video Patrick Brown discusses what steps corporate occupiers may need to take when making their offices covid secure.
Return to the workplace: Discussing enhancements with your landlord03 September 2021
In this video Patrick Brown covers important points to consider ahead of discussing changes to service requirements of landlords.
Return to the workplace: Dealing with surplus office space03 September 2021
In this video Patrick Brown sets out options for corporate occupiers who have found themselves with surplus space post pandemic.
Employment Tribunal rulings on Covid-19 issues – what can we learn?02 September 2021
The pandemic required many employers to make difficult decisions in unprecedented and rapidly evolving circumstances, giving rise to concerns this would lead to a deluge of Employment Tribunal claims. We look at some of the early cases to see what lessons can be learnt when planning for a return to work.
Return to the workplace: Covid-19 testing01 September 2021
In this video Charlotte Morgan covers the key things companies should bear in mind when considering workplace testing.
Return to the workplace: Employee concerns on returning to the workplace01 September 2021
In this video Charlotte Morgan sets out important considerations for employers should they have staff unwilling to return to the workplace.
How to structure employee remuneration packages after Covid-19?01 September 2021
A principal concern for employers has always been finding the best way to retain and incentivise key staff. In the wake of Covid-19, with employers facing skills shortages, that concern has increased not only for key staff but also the wider workforce. With many businesses dealing with escalating costs and cash flow difficulties, how can employers ensure that their remuneration packages are competitive?