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Legal Implications on Returning to Offices as Lockdown Restrictions Ease

As lockdown restrictions continues to ease across the UK, we consider the legal implications for employers on workers returning to offices and the steps they should be taking to mitigate risks. The Easing of Lockdown Restrictions As Coronavirus continues to impact the day-to-day operations of businesses across the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced

Implications for Employers Due to the Delay in the Easing of Lockdown Restrictions

Emerging from Lockdown – Guidance for UK Employers

The long-awaited exit from lockdown has been delayed, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson warning a spike in cases of the Delta (Indian) variant could lead to a surge in hospitalisations.   COVID-19 Restrictions Continue to Impact UK Businesses On Monday 14 June 2021, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the full easing of all lockdown restrictions

Impact of Tougher COVID-19 Restrictions for Employers

Following today’s announcements by the UK Government and Scottish Administration, we consider the workplace issues in connection with the increased COVID-19 restrictions, including the impact on non-essential offices. What About Non-Essential Offices? In short, a move to stricter Level 4++ restrictions should NOT impose any new restrictions that prevent non-essential offices from continuing to operate as they

England Introduces Tougher National Lockdown Restrictions

This evening Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation to confirm tougher lockdown restrictions will be introduced across England with effect from midnight 4 January 2021, suggesting England could “steadily” move out of the national lockdown from mid-February. Tougher Lockdown Restrictions in England Most areas of England are already subject to strict tier 4 restrictions

Scotland Introduce Even Tougher Lockdown Restrictions

Emerging from Lockdown – Guidance for UK Employers

In a statement to the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish First Minister has announced that effective from midnight 4 January 2021, Scotland will be subjected to even tougher lockdown restrictions. As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rises to record levels, fuelled mainly by a new more transmissible variant of the virus, even tougher lockdown restrictions

Employment Law Review – What Changed in 2020 & What to Expect in 2021

As this remarkable year draws to an end, we look back at the various changes to UK employment law during 2020 and look forward to the changes to UK employment law we can expect in 2021. Reflecting on the Events of 2020 On 23 March 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnston announced unprecedented restrictions and a

Exceptions to the New Travel Restrictions in Scotland

Exceptions to the New Travel Restrictions in Scotland

Yesterday’s announcement on changes to Scotland’s tiered lockdown restrictions, which saw several areas move up into higher tiers, introduced new travel restrictions, but what are the exceptions? Yesterday we confirmed the new COVID-19 restrictions announced by the First Minister including the new restrictions on travel, which means that people living in Level 3 or Level 4 areas must not travel

Latest Restrictions Contain A Sting in the Tail for Scottish Employers

Latest Restrictions Contain A Sting in the Tail for Scottish Employers

The main headlines from the Scottish First Minister’s announcement in Holyrood is that 11 local authority areas have been moved to the strictest Level 4 COVID-19 Restrictions, but the devil in the detail will have serious implications for many Employers who are not required to close. At about 20 minutes into her announcement to the Scottish

Strict Lockdown Restrictions in Scotland Imminent

Emerging from Lockdown – Guidance for UK Employers

Businesses across the Central Belt of Scotland are bracing themselves ahead of today’s announcement from the leader of the Scottish administration, Nicola Sturgeon, when it is anticipated she will confirm that large parts of the West of Scotland will be moved up to strict Level 4 COVID-19 restrictions, the highest tier of coronavirus restrictions possible.