Coronavirus - workplace management
The Government is to extend its employer coronavirus testing scheme by offering free testing kits to companies with more than 10 employees.
Office workers in the UK have been comparatively slow to return to their desks in relation to employees in Europe, now lockdown has eased.
Home working is still a 'perfectly good option' for reducing the spread of Covid-19 and there is 'absolutely no reason' to change that advice, the UK's chief scientific adviser has told MPs.
Boris Johnson has urged employers to bring staff back to the office from 1 August if it is safe to do so.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £1,000 "job retention bonus" for employers that bring workers back from furlough.
The Government has published guidance on how businesses can safely re-open after announcing that a further easing of the coronavirus lockdown will happen from 4 July.
All non-essential retail stores in England will be able to reopen from 15 June, provided they can adhere to new guidelines to protect workers and customers.
The government has now published its initial roadmap on how the UK will be able to emerge from coronavirus lockdown.
'Practical guidelines' have been published to help employers make workplaces as safe as possible, including the expectation that all employers with 50 or more staff should publish COVID-19 risk assessments.
News: HR and legal information and guidance relating to workplace management during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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