The Home Office has launched a public consultation into how a potential Protect Duty would make the public safer at publicly accessible locations such as sports stadiums, festivals, pubs, schools and places of worship.
While many office-based workplaces have successfully adapted to homeworking during the pandemic, this has not always been possible and some employers have expressed a desire for their staff to be vaccinated as a workplace requirement.
The Department for Education (DfE) has published a new draft Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework and is asking for comments on minor changes relating to the welfare and safeguarding section.
Arguing that it is impossible to totally eliminate the threat of Covid, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out his plan for lifting the current lockdown, balancing continued caution with the need to restore freedoms and boost the economy.
Despite the fact that its data protection rules largely mirrored the EU’s own General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), when the UK came out of the transition period on 1 January 2021, it was no longer recognised by the EU has having “adequacy” in this regard.
According to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), NHS Test and Trace has maintained its strong start to the year, reaching more than 270,000 people in the latest reporting week with over 2.9 million people tested.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed that the Covid vaccine appointment booking system has now been amended to reflect the fact that childcare and early years practitioners are not eligible for vaccination as part of the social care workforce unless they are caring for clinically extremely vulnerable children.