26 August 2021


COVID-19 has presented a global challenge on a scale that has not been seen in a generation. Throughout the pandemic we have offered a guide for employers to provide support and guidance on employment issues during the unprecedented times. In light of the successful roll-out of the vaccine in the UK and the completion of the UK government’s ‘roadmap’, which has seen the majority of COVID restrictions lifted in England and life return to a ‘new normal’ (and the similar steps taken in the devolved nations), we have taken the decision to stop updating the guide and we will instead be focussing on providing guidance through other materials.

We are continuing, however, to make the guide available as it contains a number of sections which may remain relevant for employers as they deal with the issues that COVID-19 still presents. This includes:

  • Employee with childcare issues
  • Absence from work and entitlement to pay
  • Workplace testing
  • Working away from the workplace
  • Practical tips

When accessing the guide, we advise that you always check the current position in your nation and proceed on the basis that the information in the guide may not reflect the current guidance or law.

Our other guidance on COVID-19 can be found here.

This guide was written by Luke Bowery, partner in the Employment team. If you have any queries regarding what is covered in the guide, please contact Luke Bowery or your usual Burges Salmon contact.

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Luke Bowery

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  • Employment
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  • Equality, Diversity and Discrimination

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