Is Long Covid a disability under the Equality Act?

13 May 2022

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has responded to discussion of the various symptoms related to Covid-19 that are often referred to as “Long Covid” and, in particular, whether they would constitute a disability under the Equality Act.

Scotland now in line with rest of UK on face coverings

20 April 2022

With effect from 18 April 2022, the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Requirements) (Scotland) Revocation (No. 2) Regulations 2022 removed the requirement on persons in Scotland to wear a face covering in certain indoor public places and on public transport.

Guidance on reducing the spread of respiratory infections in the workplace

4 April 2022

When the Prime Minister spoke in February 2022 about “living with Covid” (see Covid restrictions will end in England on 24 February), he said that the advice for people who test positive to stay at home would be removed with effect from 1 April and replaced with new public health guidance.

Government confirms it is revoking vaccination as a condition of deployment

1 March 2022

The Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC’s) operational guidance documents for people working in social care have been updated to document the Government’s decision that it is proceeding with revoking vaccination as a condition of deployment (VCOD) in all health and social care settings.

Covid restrictions will end in England on 24 February

22 February 2022

People with Covid-19 symptoms will be encouraged to exercise personal responsibility, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said, after all legal restrictions in England are lifted on Thursday 24 February.

Scotland’s more cautious approach to ending Covid restrictions

22 February 2022

After UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made it clear that he was anxious to see an end to Covid restrictions as quickly as possible (see Covid restrictions will end in England on 24 February), Scotland’s First Minister has said that some will remain in place for another month.