During the COVID-19 pandemic, the government introduced digital ways for employers to check employee’s right to work in the UK because of the difficulties associated with manually checking documents. These arrangements ended on 30 September 2022.
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.
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.
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.
As employers are now and have started to return their workforce back to the workplace this has now raised many complex areas for both the employer and employees.
As we come to the end of the week before Freedom day on 19 July, we have some guidance (source gov.uk) that you may wish to share with your staff about staying safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Following last night’s Government announcement that the final stage of the roadmap out of COVID comes into effect on 19 July 2021 has been received with mixed responses.