What the latest coronavirus announcements mean for UK employers
The tightening of measures aimed at preventing a 'second wave' of coronavirus in the UK, announced on 22 September 2020, need to be carefully understood by employers so that they can engage appropriately with staff and operate in a way that avoids undermining their COVID-secure workplaces and risking financial penalty.
The change in guidelines and introduction of fresh regulations by the UK government and devolved administrations requires employers, among other things, to review and potentially rethink:
- their approach to remote working;
- how they address the risk of the virus spreading on their premises;
- existing policy and practices on the use of face coverings; and
- how they engage with staff members who are shielding or required to self-isolate.
The full briefing, by Katherine Metcalfe, Legal Director at Pinsent Masons, can be accessed here.