Vaccination of eligible children including 16- to 17-year-olds to begin

10 August 2021

NHS England (NHSE) has instructed practices to begin vaccinating eligible 12- to 15-year-olds against Covid-19, while the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommended on 4 August that all 16- to 17-year-olds should now be invited for a first dose of the vaccine.

Wales moves to alert level zero

9 August 2021

With Nicola Sturgeon having made the announcement with regard to Scotland a few days ago (see Scotland set to lift most Covid restrictions), her opposite number in Wales confirmed that Wales moved to alert level zero from Saturday 7 August.

Four in 10 employers to increase investment in training

3 August 2021

According to the 2021 CBI/Birkbeck, University of London Education and Skills Survey, 41% of employers plan on increasing investment in training compared with pre-Covid levels in response to accelerating changes to work.