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From this week, people in England identified by NHS Test and Trace as being in contact of someone testing positive for COVID-19 are now able to opt in to take part in a trial of daily lateral flow device testing as an alternative to self-isolation.

Employers face possible challenges to the new self-isolation rules

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May

2021

Employers face possible challenges to the new self-isolation rules

From this week, people in England identified by NHS Test and Trace as being in contact of someone testing positive for COVID-19 are now able to opt in to take part in a trial of daily lateral flow device testing as an alternative to self-isolation.

With the Covid-19 vaccine being rolled out on a global scale, on the whole, immigration to the UK appears to have resumed, with exceptions. Within the UK, visa application centres (UKVCAS Service Points) are classed as an ‘essential service’ and therefore remain open despite any Covid-19 measures in place.

Covid-19 and UK visa application centres

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May

2021

Covid-19 and UK visa application centres

With the Covid-19 vaccine being rolled out on a global scale, on the whole, immigration to the UK appears to have resumed, with exceptions. Within the UK, visa application centres (UKVCAS Service Points) are classed as an ‘essential service’ and therefore remain open despite any Covid-19 measures in place.

Lockdown restrictions are set to be eased further on 17 May 2021, and many employers are beginning to welcome their employees back to the workplace. While it is understandable that employers will be focused on protecting their employees’ physical health, ensuring that its workplace is Covid-19 secure, consideration should also be given to how employers can safeguard their employees’ mental health.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Returning to the workplace

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May

2021

Mental Health Awareness Week: Returning to the workplace

Lockdown restrictions are set to be eased further on 17 May 2021, and many employers are beginning to welcome their employees back to the workplace. While it is understandable that employers will be focused on protecting their employees’ physical health, ensuring that its workplace is Covid-19 secure, consideration should also be given to how employers can safeguard their employees’ mental health.

In this month’s Data Protection Round-Up: key takeaways from the ICO Data Protection Practitioners Conference, guidance on anonymisation, and a government response to new cyber security legislation.

ICO updates, anonymisation guidance and cyber security

12

May

2021

ICO updates, anonymisation guidance and cyber security

In this month’s Data Protection Round-Up: key takeaways from the ICO Data Protection Practitioners Conference, guidance on anonymisation, and a government response to new cyber security legislation.

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