In this briefing we round up the Plan B contingency measures to be adopted in the fight against the Omicron variant and assess what the latest “work from home” guidance really means for office-based employers.
As we approach what we hope is the final Christmas cursed by COVID-chaos and enforced homeworking, Associate, James Hockley takes a light-hearted look back over the last two years and remembers some of the Zoom stories that grabbed our attention for all the wrong reasons.
Omicron is a new COVID-19 variant, which was designated as a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organisation on 26 November 2021. Omicron has several novel mutations which may affect the way it behaves.
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.
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.