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Changes to the Furlough Scheme

The Chancellor has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended until 30 September 2021. Eligible employees for the furlough scheme will continue to receive up to 80% of their usual salary for hours not worked, up to…

Can employers force employees to take a Covid-19 test?

To increase workplace testing in sectors that are open during lockdown, the Government has expanded the eligibility for joining the ‘workplace rapid testing programme’. The scheme is now open to organisations with 50 or more employees (down from 250 employees…

Planning for a life less Covid

The UK vaccination programme has been rolled out with a great deal of success and the Government has announced that it has been offered to all care homes. One might seek to criticise the Government for some things, but they…

Best Interests and Covid-19 Vaccinations

The first Court of Protection judgment in relation to capacity, best interests and the Covid-19 vaccination has been published. The matter concerns Mrs E, an 80-year old woman, who had been living in her current care home since March 2020,…

Covid-19 – care home visiting

The Government has today, 22 July 2020, published guidance on visits to care homes. This had been anticipated for some time, but in view of the delay, previous guidance had been issued by the Care Providers Association (“CPA”). The guidance has…