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23rd June 2021

Waste Management and PPE During COVID-19

Victoria Lal

The impact of waste management during COVID-19 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into the summer months it is as important as ever that businesses continue to play their part in ensuring that any waste generated from a possible or a confirmed case of coronavirus is disposed of correctly to help to protect people, health, and […]

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25th May 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Overseas Visitors

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We have received multiple questions about overseas visitors and how they access the COVID-19 vaccine and I recognise there is a lot of confusion including: Who is eligible if visiting from overseas? What age groups can be vaccinated? Do individuals need to register with an NHS GP provider to access a vaccination? Is there a […]

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04th May 2021

Vaccination of Staff – The Human Side

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Dried Up Shifts I’m reading an article about a care worker whose shifts dried up when they declined the COVID-19 vaccine. I’m overwhelmed by the human element to this story. The sense they lost friends and work – even after being there throughout the pandemic. Dignity and Respect I start to think of the policies […]

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13th April 2021

Ramadan during Covid-19

Waqas Maroof

To mark the start of Ramadan, our team has put together some top tips for Employers and Managers, talks through different ways you can support your team during the holiest month of the Islamic year. You can download a pdf version below and share it with your team.  Download Now Alternatively, you can read the […]

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12th April 2021

Does ‘social distancing’ fall under the rubric of informed consent? (Last update: 12.04.21)

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

In thinking about this question, it’s important to remember that everyone has the right to make their own decisions, about everything, as long as they have the mental capacity to do so. The best interests framework does of course include consent in medical contexts, but all decisions about keeping ourselves and others safe fit that […]

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25th March 2021

COVID-19: Why Continuing to Follow The Guidance After Being Vaccinated is so Important (Last update: 25.03.21)

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It has been over a year since the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in the UK, and all of us have been living with some form of restrictions for a very long time now. Along with these restrictions, we have been asked to take many extra steps to protect ourselves and other people. Our […]

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11th March 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines for Unpaid Carers – Update (Last update: 11.03.21)

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In our January article, we highlighted the need to care for carers during the pandemic. We explained that carers who are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance, or are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer contracted COVID, are included in Priority 6 alongside people with […]

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11th March 2021

Employees’ failure to follow COVID-19 guidelines and measures (Last update: 11.03.21)

Napthens LLP Employment Law Specialists

We are beginning to see a rise in the number of Tribunal claims brought against employers in relation to disciplinaries and dismissals following employees’ failures to following COVID-19 measures and guidelines. We highlight below two of the most recent cases which provide a helpful insight on the considerations that Tribunals will take when approaching such […]

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05th March 2021

Chancellors Budget 2021 – what you need to know

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The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, made various announcements at the budget this week. Here is a round up of those that may affect or impact you. Furlough This is now being extended until 30 September 2021. Up to 30 June 2021 The 80% government contribution will be in place up to a maximum of £2,500 per […]

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23rd February 2021

Dental mythbuster 32: Wellbeing of dentists & the dental team (Including free Staff COVID-19 Document Checklist)

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See below for some wellbeing guidance for dentists & the practice team.  And don’t forget to download the free Staff COVID-19 Document Checklist at the end to evidence your management of risk! Wellbeing and support for dental practitioners Dental practitioners often have to balance: Their clinical and professional duties Being an employer Maintaining a business, […]

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