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As the UK nations look to ease lockdown restrictions over the next few months, Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the key things to bear in mind for those seeking to make use of the furlough scheme in 2021.
Long Covid is associated with significant health issues for individuals — and therefore will have significant implications for employers. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that one million people have self-reported Long Covid. Laura King provides an update on the disease and what is known so far.
GPs will be familiar with the appearance of surgery waiting rooms stripped of the small tables piled with books and toys to occupy children when they wait for a consultation, now that Covid-19 hygiene measures have taken over. But there are many ways that a GP practice can make babies, children and young people feel comfortable. Christine Grey explores the options for healthcare services to make children feel included and listened to when attending an appointment.
Michael Evans considers the revised Prevent guidance for England and Wales that was issued in April 2021 and the ‘Prevent Duty’ that is placed on schools to safeguard pupils from radicalism and being drawn into terrorism.
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.