Testing

Guidance and news on issues surrounding coronavirus testing. What can employers do to limit the risk of Covid-19 entering their workplaces? What advice should they provide thier employees? Can organisations commission their own Covid-19 testing regime?

Why it is more complex than ‘irresponsible’ employers forcing workers into work

Accusations have been flying about that ‘irresponsible’ employers are putting employees under pressure to come into potentially unsafe workplaces when...

Boris Johnson sets out roadmap for lockdown easing

22 Feb 2021

The government hopes to remove all restrictions from 21 June, potentially using testing to reduce risk.

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Is it enough to be Covid-secure?

22 Feb 2021

With restrictions possibly being reduced in the weeks and months to come, employers are turning their thoughts again to how...

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Is ‘Covid-secure’ enough? The case for additional safety protocols

16 Feb 2021

Technology can play a vital role in helping organisations go above and beyond what’s recommended in Covid-secure guidelines, as Chris...

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Thousands of Amazon staff sent wrong Covid-19 test results

16 Feb 2021

Nearly 4,000 Amazon workers in the UK received the wrong Covid-19 test results earlier this month.

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Managers pushing employees into workplaces, says TUC

12 Feb 2021

One in five working people are still going into work some or all of the time, according to a poll...

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Government expands access to workplace Covid-19 rapid tests

8 Feb 2021

Employers hope that providing rapid Covid-19 testing for staff will detect virus in people not showing symptoms, allowing them to continue operating.

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Top 10 HR questions January 2021: Home-schooling, furlough, vaccinations

1 Feb 2021

With strengthened lockdown measures in January, employers have again been asking for guidance on employees who are home-schooling.
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Covid tests save firms thousands of working days

1 Feb 2021

Workplace Covid-test scheme garners encouraging results at John Lewis and Tata Steel.

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Risk of hospital readmission high among discharged Covid-19 patients

22 Jan 2021

People discharged from hospital following Covid-19 face a high risk of readmission and multiple organ dysfunction, according to research.
Almost...

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Action needed to cut Covid-19 spread in courts

22 Jan 2021

Courts in England and Wales are ‘unsafe’ and have failed to implement Covid-19 secure measures across all buildings, organisations representing...

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Pandemic’s lasting legacy to be key theme of the People in Law Conference 2021

22 Jan 2021

The long-term effects of Covid-19, creating an ideal culture and how learnings from other industries can be applied to the...

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Government could pay £500 to all employees testing positive

22 Jan 2021

The government is considering a universal payment of £500 to everyone in England who tests positive for Covid-19 and needs...

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Rishi Sunak considers fifth furlough extension

21 Jan 2021

3 March Budget expected to include another furlough extension as tight restrictions look set to stay well into spring.

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Aviva to close offices in hybrid working plan

21 Jan 2021

Aviva has announced the closure of offices across the UK alongside plans for an expansion of flexible working.

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