Tag Archives: covid-19


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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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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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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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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Testing & Vaccination Challenges
April 20, 2021

Testing & Vaccination Challenges

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If you’re considering COVID-19 testing in your workplace, whether for employees, visitors or contractors, it’s important you are aware of the possible potential implications for your liability insurance covers.   Similarly, if you’re considering or are approached by a relevant authority about your premises/site being used as a testing facility (whether asymptomatic or symptomatic) or…

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Coronavirus support for business guide
March 18, 2021

Coronavirus support for business guide

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Coronavirus support for business guide   Download our financial aid guide detailing the assistance that is available to you following the 2021 budget.   As the UK prepares for the proposed Government roadmap to ease the lockdown restrictions, we want to ensure that our valued clients have access to the most up-to-date information to make your…

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COVID-19: Guidance on how to manage unhappy employees
February 19, 2021

COVID-19: Guidance on how to manage unhappy employees

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COVID-19: Guidance on how to manage unhappy employees   At this strange time we’re living through, many employers are considering how they will bring back their employees from a period of furlough or a return to the workplace after a lengthy period of home working. Telephone conversations with the employee may have raised a distinct…

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COVID-19: How to reduce the risk of employers’ liability claims
February 12, 2021

COVID-19: How to reduce the risk of employers’ liability claims

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COVID-19: How to reduce the risk of employers’ liability claims   As the country gradually moves towards the ‘new normal’, it is inevitable and understandable that employers will now be focusing on implementing the necessary changes to their working practices, allowing them to operate not only safely but also profitably. Business owners and, indeed, their…

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The FCA Supreme Court Test Case update
January 22, 2021

The FCA Supreme Court Test Case update

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The FCA Supreme Court Test Case update   Overview The Supreme Court handed down judgment on the 15th January 2021 on the FCA Business Interruption Test Case. It held resoundingly in favour of the FCA (on behalf of the policyholders) in relation to all types of clause under consideration – “Disease” clauses, “Prevention of Access”…

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Update: Business interruption extensions to COVID-19
January 22, 2021

Update: Business interruption extensions to COVID-19

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Update: FCA Test Case: Business interruption extensions to COVID-19   The Supreme Court judgment in the FCA Business Interruption Test Case was published on Friday 15th January 2021.   The Supreme Court did find in favour of the FCA and policyholders on the areas of dispute on eight insurers in the test case.   Please…

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