The Covid-19 vaccine - planning for the future

On 2 December 2020, the UK became the first country in the world to approve a Covid-19 vaccine. Ten weeks later 15 million people had received their first dose. The success of the programme has simultaneously lifted our spirits and the pressure on our many front-line workers.

While the government was initially focused on protecting priority groups such as NHS workers, the elderly and the most vulnerable, letters offering the vaccine to other segments of the wider population are now landing in letter boxes. As a result, employers and businesses are starting to consider the operational and legal ramifications for their workforce and their workplace.

With the position of the UK government not to impose mandatory vaccinations, many employers are now grappling with the question of how to bring both vaccinated and unvaccinated staff back into the office safely and responsibly and what exactly the law allows them to do. In order to support members in interpreting the relevant guidance and information, UK Finance welcomes members to join our ?Vaccination Webinar? on March 10, 2-3pm.

The session will be hosted in conjunction with Nicholas Greenacre, Partner, White & Case. Nicholas will set the scene for firms on the legal landscape of vaccinations, the different positions employers may take with respect to vaccinations, how they might communicate this to their staff and what the legal obligations are for employers when it comes to setting policies or deciding their position.

As well as hearing from Nicholas, members will have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session during the call and we will be running a poll. If you are interested in attending please contact Daisy Johnson (daisy.johnson@ukfinance.org.uk) to receive a registration link.

 

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