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Regulations on Mandatory Vaccination in Care Homes Amended

On 6 January 2022 changes to the mandatory vaccination requirement that currently applies to care home workers in England under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 were implemented. The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) (No. 2) Regulations 2022 (SI 2022/15) were made on 6 January 2022 and implement changes

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With the latest working from home guidance and talk of a ‘circuit break’ after Christmas and into the New Year to try and combat the rapid spread of the OMICRON variant of COVID, many Employers will again be reviewing their approach to homeworking. One of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the various levels

Scottish First Minister Imposes New Legal Obligations on Scottish Employers

Speaking in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon, 14 December 2021, the First Minister confirmed various steps being taken by the devolved Scottish Administration to mitigate the risk posed by the Omicron variant of COVID-19, including new legal obligations for Scottish employers. The accelerated roll out of the COVID-19 Booster Vaccine was the primary message and

COVID Passes Become Compulsory in Wales

In a controversial vote in the Welsh Parliament on Tuesday 5 October 2021, the Labour-led Welsh government voted to introduce compulsory COVID passes for individuals attending large gatherings. NHS COVID Pass Compulsory from 11 October 2021 Today (11 October 2021) sees the introduction of the NHS COVID Pass in Wales requiring all over 198s to

Consultation on Flexible Working Announced

The UK Government announced its plans to make the right to request flexible working a day one right and has published its proposals to reform the existing flexible working legislation. On 30 June 2014, the UK Government extended the Right to Request Flexible Working for parents and certain other carers to all employees with 26