The latest on shielding

15 July 2020

The Health Secretary has announced that shielding for the most clinically vulnerable people in England will be paused from 1 August 2020. This means that those who received letters instructing them to stay in their homes for 12 weeks will be allowed to return to the workplace if they cannot work from home. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

What might a second wave of infections mean for employers?

15 July 2020

Health leaders have urged for a review on the UK’s preparedness for a second wave of coronavirus infections. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores some of these issues in more detail below.

How prepared were organisations for the pandemic?

1 July 2020

Business continuity and resilience planning have not always been a priority for many organisations. Jon Herbert considers what lessons can be learned from a recent study on the pandemic response.

Mind matters: mental health for small business owners

19 June 2020

With massive pressure on owner-managers, how should they protect their mental health? What are the warning signs something is wrong? And what practical techniques can be used to protect the mental health of small business owners? Dave Howell reports

Risk management for COVID-19: the new normal

18 June 2020

The coronavirus is a new hazard that will require the implementation of new risk control measures. Mike Sopp advises on how to assess and control the risks of a return to the workplace.

Parent Partnership — Supporting your child with understanding language

17 June 2020

Supporting children to develop their language is central to helping them to think and learn, communicate with friends and family, and develop their social interactions and relationships. Whilst learning language is complex, Rebecca Fisk outlines there is much that parents, carers and practitioners can do to support this.

Coronavirus risk assessment FAQs

15 June 2020

As the lockdown eases, many organisations are planning for employees to return to work. However, before that can happen, employers must carry out a workplace risk assessment.

Should we go back to bleach?

7 June 2020

Is the coronavirus pandemic bad news for “green” cleaning products? Caroline Hand investigates whether it is good science to put the eco-friendly cleaners away for the duration of the pandemic and head back to the bleach.