A new national lockdown is not the start to the new year we were all hoping for and in our latest podcast we look at the immediate issues for employers in light of the latest government guidance restricting movement in England. Similar restrictions are also in place in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and with the situation ever changing, it will be important to keep check on the latest position in the regions in which you operate. Many employers will be understandably concerned about continuing support for their workforce; the government announced at the end of December that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is now extended on its current terms until 30 April 2021.
With a general feeling that resilience is not as high as in earlier lockdowns, mental health and employee wellbeing remain high priority issues. Manager training will also be key in ensuring consistency across the business and enabling managers to understand the potential risks across a range of situations and where they should be calling on support from HR. Please contact us for more details on how we can assist you in this respect.
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