Health & Safety and reintegration
Although many Coivd-19 restrictions have now been lifted, including the requirement to work from home, employers still need to think carefully about how to manage the health and safety implications of reopening workplaces and minimising the spread of infection.
Companies have obligations to ensure the health and safety of both their employees and visitors to their premises. They will also have to comply with government guidelines in relation to managing workplace risks, or general public health guidance when this is replaced. Conducting a carefully considered risk assessment will be critical. We have written about this in our FAQs on workplace policies and decisions for living with Covid.
We have an experienced team available to provide comprehensive support with developing a return to work plan, adapting working arrangements, communicating with employees and providing training to ensure the safety of your workforce.
Coronavirus vaccination - FAQs for employers07 April 2022
On 21 February the government launched its “Living with Covid” strategy”. As a result of this, many of the Covid measures in England have changed significantly with implications for employers wishing to adopt a particular stance on vaccination.
Coronavirus – FAQs on managing safe work throughout the pandemic14 March 2022
Workforce testing – FAQs for employers14 March 2022
Using the NHS Covid pass for staff25 February 2022
The NHS Covid pass offers businesses an easy way of discovering an individual’s Covid status but there are legal issues to consider first. This insight considers the key data protection and equalities issues raised by using the pass for staff.
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.
Coronavirus – our sixth employer survey22 July 2021
We have resumed our Covid benchmarking series to find out how employers are responding to the lifting of lockdown restrictions.
End of lockdown restrictions – what does the new workplace safety guidance say?15 July 2021
The government has updated its guidance on how to make workplaces Covid secure from 19 July 2021 when England moves to step 4 and most Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. This article sets out the most important issues for employers to consider in light of the new guidance.
End of lockdown restrictions – what should employers be thinking about?08 July 2021
The government has announced plans to lift the remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England on 19 July 2021, including the instruction to work from home where possible. This article looks at the immediate implications for employers and the issues for which they will need to decide on their approach and prepare.