Thursday's deadline for frontline NHS staff in England to have received their first jab against COVID-19 has been scrapped after health ministers announced a consultation on removing vaccination as a condition of deployment for health and social care workers.
Government guidance for people in England to work from home where possible has come to an end, as have other "Plan-B" measures such as mask wearing.
Employees in England have been advised to work from home from today (13 December) as the government triggers its plan B coronavirus defence.
The pandemic has led to major shifts in labour market participation - rather than mass unemployment as feared - according to the Resolution Foundation think tank.
NHS staff in England will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by April 2022, health secretary Sajid Javid has announced.
People working in the food supply chain will not need to self-isolate if they have been "pinged" by the NHS Covid-19 app, amid growing fears of food shortages due to a lack of available staff.
A 'gradual return to work over the summer' is expected rather than a rush back to the office en masse, the prime minister said as he confirmed that all legal Covid-19 restrictions will end on 19 July.
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