Late afternoon on the 1 April, the Government updated its guidance on Covid-19 and how we are to live and work safely. Not only do these changes coincide with the end of the free LFT and PCR tests, Covid-19 is now to be classed the same as other “respiratory infections”.
Wednesday 23rd February, the Home Office announced that the current temporary adjusted right to work checks is to be extended until 30 September 2022
Following the UK government announcement on the 21 February, we are now able to understand the plans to living with Covid-19. The start of the withdrawal of the legislation/regulations that came into effect in 2020 will start as of 24 February. There will be further updates/guidance by the government issued over the next couple of months.
On 21 February, the UK government announced the plan to end remaining coronavirus restrictions in England and for us to learn to live with COVID plans.
The Health Secretary, Sajid Javid has announced that from Monday 17 January 2022 at 12:01am, the self- isolation period for COVID positive individuals, will be reduced from 7 to 5 days
An interesting and thought-provoking question – is it time to move away from our way of thinking looking for a cultural “fit” and adapt a cultural “contribution” as a different approach for future recruitment and promotion within our organisations?
Released just now (26 August) from the government is a further extension to this adjustment till 5 April 2022.
In our June 2021 newsletter we advised of the extended period for the COVID-19 temporary adjusted right to work checks. On the 31 August 2021, this will come to an end.
Many businesses introduced the carry forward from the 2020 entitlement which are to have been used either in 2021 or split between 2021 and 2022.
From today 16 August 2021, the rules regarding the requirement to self-isolate change, which will be welcomed by employers following a huge increase in employees who were “pinged” by the NHS app in recent weeks, causing further disruption to businesses.