Coronavirus Archives – BDBF LLP

Changes to the rules on self-isolation: points for employers to note

As summer draws to a close, employers are looking forward to a smooth return of staff to the workplace for at least part of the working week. In readiness for this, the Government has updated its NHS Test and Trace in the Workplace guidance to exempt certain groups from the requirement to self-isolate in certain circumstances. Our briefing explains the changes and what they mean for employers.

New guidance for employers on implementing hybrid working

As the Government’s work from home guidance is lifted, Acas has published new guidance for employers on how to implement permanent hybrid working practices. In this briefing, we explain the key points for employers to note.

What does “Freedom Day” mean for office-based employers?

The Government has announced that England will move to step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown on 19 July 2021 – aka Freedom Day. Step 4 represents the last stage in the roadmap and will see most COVID-related legal restrictions replaced by guidance. In this briefing, we consider what Freedom Day means for office-based employers.

FAQs about the return to work and hybrid working arrangements

As we get closer to an end to lockdown restrictions many employers are now beginning to consider what a return to working life will look like. In this briefing, we examine some of the most frequently asked questions about the return to work and hybrid working.