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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

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