COVID-19 Updates

Latest COVID-19 news


Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention (Furlough) Scheme from August 2021

From now, the level of furlough grant will be reduced and employers will be asked to contribute 20% towards the cost of furloughed employees’ wages. At the end of September, this scheme will wind down and support will no longer be available.

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Quarantine no longer required for arrivals fully vaccinated from EU and USA

Fully vaccinated passengers arriving from amber countries in EU and the USA will not have to quarantine from 2nd August. These passengers are required to complete a pre-departure test before arrival and a PCR test on or before day 2.

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Food industry Covid testing rolled out to support sector

Daily contact testing will be made available to critical workplaces in the food supply chain instead of self-isolating.

Priority testing sites have already been identified with industry for urgent implementation, including the largest supermarket distribution centres, with rollout to hundreds of sites planned to start next week (week commencing 26th July), with up to 500 sites in scope.

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