More workplaces providing essential services during the current lockdown will be able to offer rapid COVID-19 testing to their employees, which the Government hopes will detect coronavirus in people not showing symptoms.
Employers are not doing enough to support employees who are victims of domestic abuse, according to the Government, which has called on organisations to become a "bridge" between workers and the support they need.
Employees are likely to be encouraged to remain working from home until at least Easter 2021, when it is hoped that a combination of a tighter "tier" system, further testing and the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations will have "driven down" the coronavirus infection rate.
The furlough scheme has been extended until the end of March, with the Government continuing to cover 80% of employees' wages at firms affected by coronavirus restrictions, the chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced.
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