Educational benefits of school gardens and farms

22 April 2021

Now that pupils have returned to school following months of remote learning, Michael Evans considers the educational benefits of school gardens and farms and reflects on the ways that they can help to improve the wellbeing of pupils as they learn about issues of diet and nutrition, and the importance of the environment and sustainability.

Coronavirus vaccine and your employees — HR considerations

15 April 2021

A vaccine to prevent serious health effects from coronavirus has been developed and made available to the public. In this article, Nicola Mullineux, Group Content Manager at Croner-i explores the top questions employers may have surrounding the vaccine, such as requiring employees to be vaccinated and more.

Covid-19: fresh air – a continuing school priority

12 April 2021

As pupils and staff return to more normal classroom routines, health and safety must keep in step. To date, schools are reported to be doing well. But vigilance will have to continue in the summer term. Jon Herbert reports on initiatives to improve natural and mechanical ventilation.

Health, safety and goodwill during Ramadan

9 April 2021

At Ramadan, participating employees often have to manage extra physical and mental stresses, fatigue and dehydration. Jon Herbert describes how flexibility, discussion and forward planning from employers can help everyone involved.

Safer ventilation at work — airborne transmission of the virus

1 April 2021

Airborne transmission of the Covid-19 virus has been revealed to be more of a threat than initially thought in the pandemic, highlighting the need for effective ventilation and air conditioning systems in our workplaces. This position has continued. Vicky Powell examines the latest specialist advice on how to mitigate the threat of the airborne coronavirus.

How to furlough employees from November 2020 onwards

12 March 2021

In March 2020, the Government announced its plans for financial assistance to help employers retain employees for an extended period of time through the Job Retention Scheme (furlough). This guide explores what employers need to know for furloughing employees from November 2020 onwards.