News Brief: UK to Lift Second Coronavirus Lockdown

UK to Lift Second Coronavirus Lockdown The UK’s second coronavirus lockdown will be lifted on 2nd December. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday, 23rd November that a new set of restrictions will be implemented in place of extending the lockdown. Johnson’s new COVID Winter Plan will include a number of stringent restrictions to limit […]

Preparing for a Second Wave of COVID-19 Cases

Even as the UK continues to ease lockdown measures, daily operations won’t be business-as-usual for many across the country. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still going on, despite businesses reopening. Moreover, public health officials and experts are warning of a potential second wave of COVID-19 cases. Of course, no one knows if or when a […]

COVID-19 Response Questionnaire

As a result of the unprecedented challenges the COVID-19 pandemic brings, businesses should review their protocols to ensure they are doing all they can to protect their workforce and manage their operations. This questionnaire gives businesses the opportunity to review categories specific to COVID-19 and take actions to address those risks. COVID-19 Response Questionnaire

Cleaning the Workplace

When reopening your organisation in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, it is of the utmost importance that you ensure that your workplace is clean. This process has many steps, but your diligence will go a long way in protecting both your employees and customers. Before reopening • Assess all sites, or parts of sites, […]

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act Aims to Aid Recovery

The Act serves to implement various measures to help the economy and businesses recover following extended lockdown measures and closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. On 25th June 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill received royal assent, becoming an Act just over one month after being introduced in Parliament on 20th May. The Act […]

Managing Customers and Clients While Reopening

As the UK begins to ease lockdown measures and restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic, it is important that businesses that intend to reopen take every possible precaution. With customers and clients returning to your store or business, it is necessary that you provide them with guidance regarding new practices and procedures implemented to ensure […]

Coming Back After COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has interrupted many businesses across the country. While it’s unclear how long COVID-19 will continue to affect organisations, many employers are looking to the future of employees returning to work. Echoing the sentiments of public health officials, a return to normalcy won’t be like flipping a switch, but rather a gradual […]

Site Operating Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In an effort to help limit the spread of the global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the UK government has recently issued a variety of restrictions for both citizens and organisations. These restrictions—which are intended to promote social distancing, reduce physical contact between citizens and encourage Britons to stay home as much as possible—include closing […]

How COVID-19 could impact your business’ insurance

“Most commercial insurance policies are unlikely to cover pandemics or unspecified notifiable diseases, such as COVID-19. However, those businesses which have an insurance policy that covers government ordered closure and pandemics or government ordered closure and unspecified notifiable disease should be able to make a claim (subject to the terms and conditions of their policy). […]