Faced with calls from business groups across a range of sectors affected by staff shortages due to employees being required to self-isolate, the Government has updated guidance which was first issued in May 2020.
A Parliamentary Select Committee has written to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to ask about its role enforcing Covid self-isolation rules amid what the MPs describe as a lack of clarity on the guidance issued to businesses.
A builder who charged more than £600,000 on projects despite being bankrupt, and left one couple forced to live in a mobile home, has been sentenced to six months’ imprisonment suspended for two years.
Respondents to a survey carried out by the Safety and Health Engineering Partnership (SHEP) have overwhelmingly (84%) said the Covid pandemic has made them more aware of how virus, bacteria and other particles are transmitted through the air, and 70% advised that Covid has made them more aware of the dangers of airborne particles.
The Government has confirmed that passengers in England no longer have to wear face coverings when travelling on public transport, with effect from 19 July, after the Prime Minister said that such restrictions should become voluntary (see Emphasis on “personal responsibility” as restrictions ease).