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The Government has announced its plans to introduce new legislation requiring those deployed in frontline roles in the health and wider social care sector in England to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This follows the same requirement already in place for care home workers in England and the responses of a public consultation into the matter. Despite the majority of respondents being opposed to such mandates, the Government decided that vaccination is the best way to protect vulnerable people receiving care in the sector and those providing it.
Scope 3 emissions usually make up a significant proportion of an organisation’s greenhouse gas emissions. However, as they sit outside of the organisation and are hard to capture, they are often left out of the equation. Laura King outlines initial steps a business can take to start understanding these indirect emissions.
To commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, there will be changes to bank holidays in 2022. The late May Bank Holiday which would have fallen on Monday 30 May 2022 will be moved to Thursday 2 June 2022 and there will be an additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3 June 2022. The adjustment will take effect in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Employers across the country are experiencing difficulties with staffing levels due to self-isolation absences. As such, many are having to take steps to mitigate the impact this is having on their business and its performance, including introducing measures to discourage the absences in the first place.
Recognising the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic and other problems that have caused supply chain difficulties, a number of relaxations have been made by the Government in order to maintain essential transport.
Well-designed weight management programmes can help employees living with obesity to manage their weight more effectively and continue to make a vital contribution at work, but it’s crucial they do not stigmatise and alienate the very people they are designed to support, says Dr Zofia Bajorek.