We are continuing to update our Covid-19 page for recent changes.
- Advice for office workers in England to work from home was withdrawn on 19th January 2022: Covid>Working from home.
- The English regulations making face coverings compulsory – subject to exemptions – in shops, public transport and various other settings no longer apply from 27th January: Covid>Face coverings.
- There have been changes relating to self-isolation in England, including those who test positive potentially ending self-isolation after 5 full days subject to negative lateral flow tests on days 5 and 6, and daily lateral flow tests rather than self-isolation for fully vaccinated contacts: Covid>Self-isolation changes.
- Greater controls on fully vaccinated international arrivals in England were largely relaxed again in early January 2022: Covid>International travel regulations.
- From 27th January 2022 English regulations no longer require nightclubs etc and events where large crowds gather to check Covid Passes.
- In January 2022 the FOM issued guidance on the role of Occupational Health as regards mandatory vaccination: Guidance: COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Occupational Health (pdf) and Covid>OH and mandatory vaccinations (health and social care).
- On 31st January the government announced (gov.uk) it will launch a consultation on ending regulations requiring vaccination as a condition of deployment in health and social care: Covid>Repeal of mandatory vaccination regulations?
- An employment tribunal decision Allette v Scarsdale Grange (gov.uk) – which is not a precedent – has considered dismissal of an unvaccinated staff member by a care home which decided to make vaccines compulsory before required by the regulations: Covid>Summary of Allette case.