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    A nervous return

    Many workers are feeling anxious about returning to the workplace as Covid restrictions are eased, so it’s vital employers communicate effectively with staff about the precautions in place to protect them from the virus.

    By Dr Sarita Robinson and Christina Buxton on 16 September 2021

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    Masks only effective if ‘everyone does it’ warn health leaders

    Experience has taught us that we can’t guarantee people will behave responsibly to prevent Covid transmission and wear masks, the chair of the British Safety Council has warned.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 13 July 2021

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    Employers still face fines for flouting self-isolation rules at work

    Employers will still have to take precautions to reduce Coronavirus transmission in workplaces, even if England fully unlocks on 19 July, say lawyers.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 July 2021

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    England’s reopening risks a 'confusing free for all', say unions

    Following the announcement from the prime minister that most Covid rules will go from 19 July in England, unions have expressed concern that the move has been made without any thought for workers and their employers.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 July 2021

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    Parents urge minister to extend mask use in schools

    A coalition of concerned parents, students and unions have written to education secretary, Gavin Williamson urging him to extend mask use in schools.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 May 2021

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    Lighting the way out of Covid

    Ultraviolet light is a highly effective way of disinfecting equipment and surfaces to help control the spread of the coronavirus in buildings.

    By Jarek Salek, Uvisan on 20 April 2021

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    Supporting mental health in a post-Covid world

    Supporting the mental wellbeing of your staff pays real dividends – both for your people and your business, says former health minister and mental health campaigner Sir Norman Lamb.

    By Sir Norman Lamb on 20 April 2021

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    Compulsory vaccination of care workers: plans launched

    The government has made moves towards making Covid-19 vaccinations for care workers mandatory with the launch of a consultation.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 April 2021

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    Ventilation now key to risk assessments, says TUC

    The TUC is calling on UK government and employers to prioritise good ventilation in order to prevent a ‘rebound’ of Covid-19 infections as restrictions ease.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 13 April 2021

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    Airborne transmission risk for healthcare workers, PM told

    The Prime Minister must update guidance for healthcare settings to include the risk of airborne transmission, a coalition of doctors and academics have said.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 March 2021