The world of work was thrown into further confusion tonight after Boris Johnson dramatically announced the end of all domestic Covid restrictions in England.
Speaking to MPs in the Commons this afternoon, the Prime Minister revealed his intention to scrap the legal duty to self-isolate if a person tests positive for the virus later this month as he fights for his political life amid the drama of the ‘Partygate’ scandal.
But the decision appears to raise more questions than it answers for the world of work already revolutionised by the upheaval of lockdown measures taken during the pandemic. Unions frantically urged measures to improve sick pay and ensure people were not forced back into workplaces, warning about the potential of a ‘green light for bosses to cut corners’.
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