News & Updates

UPDATE: Changes to RIDDOR reporting of COVID-19

The HSE have released updated guidance on COVID-19 and their stance with reporting in the workplace – please see https://www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/coronavirus/index.htm for information. This guidance is for people reporting incidents under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). The person reporting is usually the employer (known as the ‘responsible person’ under RIDDOR). In short, only […]

The Government’s U-turn on care homes

Back in July 2021 the Government announced it was bringing in legislation to make it compulsory for any employee working in a care home or any person entering the premises of the care home, to be double vaccinated against COVID-19. This meant by 11th November 2021 any employee who had not had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine […]

Covid 19 update

In the last week our HR & Employment Law team has received an influx of questions regarding current Covid-19 guidelines. We appreciate that the guidance is ever changing, and it can be difficult to keep up, therefore, we have compiled this update to address a few frequently asked questions. First, an overview of the current Covid-19 […]

The end of shielding and what it means for employers

It is anticipated that over the next two weeks, up to 3.79 million clinically extremely vulnerable people in England will be informed via letter that they are no longer advised to shield from Thursday 1 April 2021. This news arrives as more than 9 in 10 clinically extremely vulnerable people have received a first dose […]

Broadcast February 2021

Welcome to this month’s Broadcast, which includes articles about whether you can force an employee to have a vaccine, manual handling and first aid at work during the pandemic. H&S UPDATE: Manual Handling – time for a refresh? Manual handling occurs in practically every workplace and encompasses everything from lifting and supporting a load, through […]