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HSE has updated its coronavirus guidance with new information on topics such as managing the risk of legionella when reopening buildings, minimising the health risks from using display screen equipment (DSE) at home and ensuring drivers have access to suitable welfare facilities when visiting non-domestic premises.
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.
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.
Inspections are carried out in just one or two days, but your “internal inspecting” should be continuous and it is important to cover all key areas described in the CQC Key Lines of Enquiry systematically. This is where the interactive Inspection Audit Tool is invaluable. We explain how to use it.
The World Health Organisation announced in March that the rapid spread of Covid-19 around the world could be termed a “pandemic”, therefore creating a crisis for every government’s public health authorities. Governments had to act quickly to impose measures to reduce the imminent spread of this “novel” virus in their country and to provide effective care and treatment for those who contracted it. Care expert Chris Payne looks at where we are now, the opportunity for reflection on its impact and the potential way forward for care services.
As Britain returns to work, the Government continues to update its suite of guidance to help employers, workers and the self-employed work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. Vicky Powell looks at some of the key points for working safely in offices, contact centres and similar working spaces.