Welcome to Ellis Whittam's Coronavirus Advice HubThis exclusive portal has been created by our Employment Law and Health & Safety experts to help you manage your workforce and keep staff safe through this period of uncertainty. In the sections below, you can find a variety of useful material, including template documents, guidance notes and FAQs, which is updated regularly to reflect current government and NHS advice.
If you require any additional support beyond what's available here, please speak to your Employment Law Adviser or Health & Safety Consultant for guidance.
BLOG Coronavirus has taken a significant toll on people’s wellbeing. It seems that each week, new statistics are emerging that highlight the extent of the nation’s ‘mental health crisis’. With work a major cause of stress – particularly now, with the upheaval and uncertainty caused by the pandemic – employers are naturally concerned about the […]
BLOG January 2020 began with a sense of optimism. Unfortunately, coronavirus soon cast a shadow over the new decade’s start. Firms were forced to adapt to changing government guidelines, the threat of infection focused employers’ attention on workers’ health, safety and welfare in ways that nobody could have imagined, and entire workplace practices were revised to […]
BLOG On 2 December 2020, the UK became the world’s first country to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Less than one week later, the first jab was administered. Following 10 months of disruption and chaos, a whirlwind of economic turmoil, and nearly 70,000 deaths UK-wide, it seemed that a light has finally appeared at the end […]
BLOG In 2020, COVID-19 was the obvious focus of schools’ health and safety efforts. However, while the impact of the pandemic on education is ongoing and the risk of infection still very much present, last year’s fines for health and safety breaches unrelated to COVID-19 highlight just how important it is to manage all health […]
BLOG England has now emerged from lockdown and re-entered a system of tiered restrictions. To coincide with this change, the government has published updated shielding guidance which applies as of 2 December. So where does this leave your clinically extremely vulnerable staff? It’s likely that some will be hesitant to return to work, especially in […]
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