More nurseries judged good or outstanding

4 December 2020

More nurseries and pre-schools than ever before have been judged as good or outstanding, according to Ofsted’s new Annual Report for 2019-2020.

Points-based immigration system opens

3 December 2020

Applications for the new skilled worker visa opened on 1 December, meaning, Home Secretary Priti Patel said, that the brightest and the best from around the world can now apply to work in the UK from the end of the transition period (1 January 2021).

Viruses and job design for cold work

3 December 2020

Researchers have highlighted cold work, low temperatures, low air exchange rates and poor air recirculation as critical parts of job design (for the coronavirus and presumably other viruses too).

Consent to Covid-19 vaccination for care home residents with dementia

3 December 2020

The Alzheimer’s Society has raised the importance of consent when considering the vaccination of people with dementia, following news that the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the UK, and older care home residents and staff have been prioritised for immunisation.

Health and safety in tiers

3 December 2020

As England returns to a regional tiered approach to the coronavirus, as of 2 December 2020, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has reminded employers of their duties.

Truckers get more help with safe parking

2 December 2020

In September, we reported on a smartphone app that the Government and various trade organisations recognise as the preferred truck stop locator for UK and European drivers (see “Freight insurer backs Motorway Buddy App”).