Covid-19

Coronavirus: Employer’s resource centre — live guidance available here

12th April (England)

Sport & Leisure, Retail and Hospitality

Sport & Leisure

  • Gyms can open for individual exercise - numbers extended, subject to capacity constraints.
  • Indoor attractions and public buildings such as galleriesmuseums and libraries can open.
  • Tourist accommodation can open with restrictions in place. 

Retail

All shopsstores and close contact services can open.

Hospitality

  • Hospitality venues like cafespubs and restaurants can open until: 8pm indoors (no alcohol), 10pm outdoors (alcohol permitted).
  • Funerals and weddings including post funeral events and receptions can take place with up to 50 people (no alcohol).
  • Takeaway food can be collected indoors.

12th–19th April

Education

Education

  • All pupils back at school full-time.

26th April

Sport & Leisure, Retail and Hospitality

Sport & Leisure

  • Gyms can open for individual exercise - numbers extended, subject to capacity constraints.
  • Indoor attractions and public buildings such as galleriesmuseums and libraries can open.
  • Tourist accommodation can open with restrictions in place. 

Retail

All shopsstores and close contact services can open.

Hospitality

  • Hospitality venues like cafespubs and restaurants can open until: 8pm indoors (no alcohol), 10pm outdoors (alcohol permitted).
  • Funerals and weddings including post funeral events and receptions can take place with up to 50 people (no alcohol).
  • Takeaway food can be collected indoors.

Scotland Webinar: Upcoming HR Challenges

HR Enquiries Surge as Preparations for COVID Restrictions Lift 

Date: 27/04/2021

Time: 10am – 11am

With the first significant batch of lockdown restrictions due to be lifted on the 26th April, as well as wave of normality it has also opened a high volume of new questions and enquiries here at LAW. For the first time in year some businesses and workers are returning to work for the first time, and in a week that the nation should be sighing with relief it may cause a surge in anxiety and stress.

Join our Aberdeen HR team for a 1-hour webinar at 10am, 27th April, as they explore some of the most common questions, enquiries and advice they are currently facing during this time in the Road Map out of Scotland.

Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7346562177493322509?source=EW

17th May

Sport & Leisure, Hospitality and Education

Sport & Leisure

  • Outdoor adult contact sport and indoor group exercise can restart.
  • Cinemasamusement arcades, and bingo halls can open.

Hospitality

  • Hospitality venues can now open until: 10:30pm indoors (alcohol permitted, 2 hour dwell time), 10pm outdoors (alcohol permitted)
  • Small-scale outdoor and indoor events can resume subject to capacity constraints.

Education

  • Universities and colleges can return to a more blended model of learning.

Harnessing A Hybrid Working Model

Date: 13/05/2021

Time: 14:00

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing employers to rethink the way they work overnight and despite initial skepticism, this spontaneous remote working experiment has, in many cases, proved infinitely more successful than expected.

However, others warn that companies may regret jumping on the remote work bandwagon due to the potential impact on the quality of teamwork and collaboration.

As this is unchartered territory for many people leaders, we’re hosting a free seminar on Harnessing A Hybrid Working Model on 13 May at 14:00, where our experts explore how you can make hybrid working work for your business and, more importantly, help you to consider whether it’s the right model for you.

This 40-minute interactive session will cover:

•        How to ensure alignment with your organisational values, aims and objectives;

•        Key considerations for employers;

•        Why one size does not fit all;

•        Practical suggestions; and

•        Legal considerations.

 

Link: https://elliswhittam.com/training/hybrid-working-model/?v=law

17th May (England)

Sport & Leisure, Hospitality and Education

Sport & Leisure

  • Large indoor performances and sporting events with a capacity of 1,000 people will be allowed;
  • Outdoor large performances and sporting events will have a maximum capacity of 4,000 people or must only be half full, whichever is lower;
  • Bigger sports stadiums will be allowed 10,000 people or can only be a quarter full, whichever is lower.

Hospitality

  • Indoor hospitality - pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, museums, galleries, concert halls, children play areas, hotels, B&Bs, indoor exercise classes - will be allowed.
  • Weddings, wedding receptions, wakes, funerals and christenings will be allowed with 30 people.

Education

  • Remaining university students to return to campus, with new home testing kits to be provided to increase testing uptake and help limit virus transmission.

Harnessing A Hybrid Working Model

Date: 13/05/2021

Time: 14:00

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing employers to rethink the way they work overnight and despite initial skepticism, this spontaneous remote working experiment has, in many cases, proved infinitely more successful than expected.

However, others warn that companies may regret jumping on the remote work bandwagon due to the potential impact on the quality of teamwork and collaboration.

As this is unchartered territory for many people leaders, we’re hosting a free seminar on Harnessing A Hybrid Working Model on 13 May at 14:00, where our experts explore how you can make hybrid working work for your business and, more importantly, help you to consider whether it’s the right model for you.

This 40-minute interactive session will cover:

•        How to ensure alignment with your organisational values, aims and objectives;

•        Key considerations for employers;

•        Why one size does not fit all;

•        Practical suggestions; and

•        Legal considerations.

 

Link: https://elliswhittam.com/training/hybrid-working-model/?v=law

Early June

Sport and Hospitality

Sport

  • Indoor non-contact sport can take place.

Hospitality

  • Hospitality can remain open until 11pm.
  • Attendance at events can increase numbers subject to capacity constraints.
  • Increased numbers at life events and places of worship subject to stakeholder engagement.

19th July (England)

Hospitality & Professional Services (All restrictions lifted, including face masks & two metre rule)

Hospitality

  • All legal limits on social contact removed;
  • Government hopes to reopen nightclubs and lift restrictions on large events such as festivals;
  • Testing could be used as a condition of entry;
  • Ministers hope to remove restrictions on weddings.

 

Professional Services

  • Working from home to be reviewed following independent government review.

From end of June

Professional Services & Hospitality

Professional Services

  • A phased return of some office staff.

Hospitality

  • Events increase numbers subject to capacity constraints.
  • Increased numbers at life events and places of worship subject to stakeholder engagement.

To find out more about Law At Work and how we can support your business, get in touch.

You can either call us on 0141 271 5555 or use the form below.

 

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