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    Newfound Covid ‘freedoms’ are a privilege and should be handled with care

    The conclusion of the UK Prime Minister’s statement to Parliament on the government’s plan for ‘living with Covid’, in which he set out the rationale for lifting all legal restrictions in England, bears repeating, I think.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 14 March 2022

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    Work: in sickness and in health?

    Two years into the Covid crisis, and as sickness absence numbers soared due to the Omicron wave, do our attitudes to sickness at work need examining?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 February 2022

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    Return to work: the mental health risks

    Over the past 18 months we have seen some major changes in the world of work, with staff and employers having to adapt to staff working from home, and then returning to workplaces following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.

    By Charlotte O’Kane, Pinsent Masons LLP on 28 January 2022

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    Face coverings must be worn in classrooms, say teachers’ union

    The government must go further on face coverings and make them mandatory in classrooms and not just communal spaces, the teachers' union has said.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 30 November 2021

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    A nervous return

    Many workers are feeling anxious about returning to the workplace as Covid restrictions are eased, so it’s vital employers communicate effectively with staff about the precautions in place to protect them from the virus.

    By Dr Sarita Robinson and Christina Buxton on 16 September 2021

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    Masks only effective if ‘everyone does it’ warn health leaders

    Experience has taught us that we can’t guarantee people will behave responsibly to prevent Covid transmission and wear masks, the chair of the British Safety Council has warned.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 13 July 2021

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    Employers still face fines for flouting self-isolation rules at work

    Employers will still have to take precautions to reduce Coronavirus transmission in workplaces, even if England fully unlocks on 19 July, say lawyers.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 July 2021

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    England’s reopening risks a 'confusing free for all', say unions

    Following the announcement from the prime minister that most Covid rules will go from 19 July in England, unions have expressed concern that the move has been made without any thought for workers and their employers.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 July 2021

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    Parents urge minister to extend mask use in schools

    A coalition of concerned parents, students and unions have written to education secretary, Gavin Williamson urging him to extend mask use in schools.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 May 2021


    Lighting the way out of Covid

    Ultraviolet light is a highly effective way of disinfecting equipment and surfaces to help control the spread of the coronavirus in buildings.

    By Jarek Salek, Uvisan on 20 April 2021