Category: COVID-19


Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of size
July 29, 2021

Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of size

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Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of their size With all the challenges and changes Covid-19 is bringing, we have seen a sudden and near-total shift to remote working (and now a more measured transition to blended working), and many charities have had to re-examine their existing cyber security practices. In the past year, 20% of charities…

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Landmark judgment sees major insurance implications for dental profession
July 22, 2021

Landmark judgment sees major insurance implications for dental profession

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Law firm urges dental practices to obtain the right level of insurance as new judgment holds owner ’vicariously liable’ for negligence as opposed to the dentists involved.   https://www.insurancetimes.co.uk/news/landmark-judgment-sees-major-insurance-implications-for-dental-profession/1437408.article   The repercussions of this case mean that Dental Practice Owners can be held vicariously liable for the negligence of dentist professionals in their practice, speak…

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Covid-19 related claims
July 14, 2021

Covid-19 related claims

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Covid-19 related claims: A practical guide for employees  Employers’ Liability overview   The responsibility of the employer Employers are responsible for the health and safety of their employees while they’re at work. If a current or former employee was injured or became ill at work, they may believe their employer is responsible and make a claim.…

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Employers Liability claims in relation to COVID-19
July 13, 2021

Employers Liability claims in relation to COVID-19

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As restrictions ease over the coming months businesses should be aware of potential Employers Liability claims in relation to COVID-19. This useful guide for employers includes preventative measures businesses can take to help manage these types of claims. Working from home It was supposed to be temporary, then it became less temporary, now many businesses…

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Assessing health & safety risks through the pandemic and beyond
July 12, 2021

Assessing health & safety risks through the pandemic and beyond

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Assessing health & safety risks through the pandemic and beyond When changing operations and ways of working, a key part of the decision-making process involves the assessment and management of risks.   During this unprecedented time, it is crucial to carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments. Organisations must do all they can to keep…

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Assessing health & safety risks through the pandemic and beyond FAQ
July 12, 2021

Assessing health & safety risks through the pandemic and beyond FAQ

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Assessing health & safety risks through the pandemic and beyond FAQ   What COVID-19 hygiene plans need to be implemented? A risk-based approach should be applied to cleaning areas likely to be contaminated. The findings of the work activity and site risk assessment should influence cleaning and disinfecting plans (what, how, when, who, etc). Reference…

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Driving forward in a post-Brexit and COVID-19 world
May 27, 2021

Driving forward in a post-Brexit and COVID-19 world

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Driving forward in a post-Brexit and COVID-19 world   The world saw a turbulent change when national lockdowns took place due to COVID-19. As businesses across the industries had to temporarily close, agility was key for them to survive but, alongside the pandemic, the UK has also gone through a transition of leaving the European…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer practice for international hauliers
May 20, 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer practice for international hauliers

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer practice for international hauliers   The Department for Transport has published guidance for hauliers making international journeys. The guide, last updated on the 28th March 2021, covers everything a haulier needs to know when it comes to safety, including rules on COVID-19 testing for hauliers and other topics such as: – Driver…

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Is my gym Covid secure?
May 13, 2021

Is my gym Covid secure?

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Is my gym Covid secure?   Keeping yourself active is an essential part to your wellbeing. It is proven fact that exercise increases endorphins, which in turn lifts moods and makes you feel better. Being stuck in your own home for the last year has had major effect on people’s wellbeing, decreasing motivation while increasing…

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Drivers to be Covid tested before entering the UK
May 6, 2021

Drivers to be Covid tested before entering the UK

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Lorry drivers will be tested for Covid-19 before entering the UK amid surge in cases across Europe   Lorry drivers arriving in England from outside the UK will be required to take a Covid-19 test within 48 hours of arrival, the transport secretary has announced. Grant Shapps said that from April 6 hauliers, including drivers…

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