Long COVID – The New Normal

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The children have settled back into school, young people have started at their university and many employees have returned to their pre-pandemic work environment, and are now settling into their ‘new normal’. Now more than ever, employee wellbeing should be top of your list as a business owner.

You may be implementing a phased return for your staff, encouraging hybrid working, or your business may be continuing as it has done since the last set of restrictions were lifted. 

It’s worth reflecting on the fact that thousands of people contracted the coronavirus over the past year, many who are still suffering from the after effects of the virus. This is now being referred to as 'Long-COVID'.

Long-COVID at work

For around 10% of us, the long-term impact of COVID is very real and in some cases may impact people's ability to work. As business owners, it is imperative that you understand your legal obligations to your employees and how to manage those employees going forward.

This article provides some details relating to Long-COVID. However, if you wish to learn more, please contact us below and we can discuss YOUR business obligations with you.

Sense of Wellbeing

Remember that those who have been fortunate enough not to have contracted the coronavirus have still been impacted by it, and their wellbeing is just as important to your business.

To receive your free guide produced by PPP Healthcare, 'Well Workplace Guide' please email us on abarrett@whatnosafety.co.uk.

Violence at Work

Another new side effect of COVID is a new form of Violence at Work. This can refer to someone claiming to have the virus and deliberately coughing or spitting directly into the face of another person. Tensions may also run high between people who have differing views on mask wearing. Your risk assessment for staff engaging with members of the public should be reviewed to include this new development.

For more information on Violence at Work relating to COVID, click here.

Need some help?

If you need help with any of these issues, or any other area of Health and Safety, please do get in touch. We’re here to help.

What No Safety Services Ltd is one of Wiltshire's leading Health and Safety consultancies. We support businesses with all aspects of health and safety to ensure they are complying with the latest legislations and implementing best practice.

For more information on how we can help your business, visit our website or contact us on the details below:

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