Dealing with long Covid and the return to work

Published on: 03/06/2021

#Sickness & Absence

While the Government grapples with whether to continue with the planned final easing of lockdown restrictions on 21 June 2021, employers are continuing with their preparations to welcome employees (at least partially) back to the workplace.

While much of the focus during these preparations will be on preventing infections, employers should also consider how they will support employees who have already had Covid-19 and are now suffering from the long-term side effects, known as “long Covid”. Ciara Duggan explains how employers can deal with the return to work and long COVID affected employees. 

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