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Employers urged to consider commutes when deciding whether to reopen

Organisations have been urged to consider how their employees commute to work when deciding to reopen workplaces, as images emerge of workers packed on to tubes and buses.  With the government's more relaxed lockdown rules coming into effect...


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Coronavirus measures to be added to fleet risk management policies

Coronavirus measures should be added to standard fleet risk management policies following the release of new Government advice, believes FleetCheck The fleet software specialist said that the “Working Safely During COVID-19 in or from a Veh...


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Commuting safely: new guidance

Reopening your business may mean some staff have use public transport in order to travel to work. Current advice is that, where this is avoidable, other methods should be used. But this isn’t feasible for everyone. Where your staff have to ...


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Chancellor extends furlough scheme until October

The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October, the Chancellor has announced. Rishi Sunak said the furlough scheme would be extended by a further four months with workers continuing to receive 80%...


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Sitting or standing at work: preventing musculoskeletal disorders

The period of lockdown may have meant for some that they have been doing much less exercise, spent more time sitting in front of a computer, the TV, or reading a book. But it’s not only during lockdown that this lack of mobility is an issue....


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Preparing to reopen your business after lockdown: health and safety must come first

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on that some lockdown restrictions will be lifted and those that cannot work from home should be encouraged to return to work, certain businesses will be preparing to reopen. But, occupational heal...