Coronavirus (COVID-19)—issues for employers
Coronavirus (COVID-19)—issues for employers

The following Employment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—issues for employers
  • Relevant guidance
  • Local restriction tiers
  • Social distancing and who should go to the workplace
  • Government support schemes
  • Sickness and other absence
  • Managing staff who are at a higher risk
  • Homeworking
  • Holiday and holiday pay
  • Discipline and grievance
  • More...

UPDATE (14/1/21): On Monday 4 January 2021, the Prime Minister announced a third national lockdown, details of which are set out in Cabinet Office guidance: National lockdown: Stay at Home . This followed a joint statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers recommending that the UK COVID-19 alert level move from level 4 to level 5. The lockdown was given legal force by amendments to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 (All Tiers Regulations 2020), SI 2020/1374 set out in the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No 3) and (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, SI 2021/8, which came into force on Wednesday 6 January 2021. See: LNB News 05/01/2021 35 and LNB News 06/01/2021 10. This Practice Note reflects the position under the regulations and guidance before 6 January 2021, when the national lockdown restrictions came into force. For further information on the national restrictions that apply from 6 January 2021, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—national lockdown restrictions from 6 January 2021.
UPDATE (14/1/21): On Saturday 19 December 2020, the Prime Minister announced new tier 4 restrictions for areas affected by a new variant of coronavirus (COVID-19) and that the changes to social contact restrictions that were to apply over the festive period between 23 and 27 December 2020 would

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