03/03/2021

Vaccines and testing - workplace advice from Acas

Please see the latest Acas updates below.

We have recently published new coronavirus advice for workplaces:

This new guidance complements our existing working safely during coronavirus advice.

Visit the Government's testing service for information on ordering free lateral flow tests - currently available for businesses registered in England. The site contains links to further information for businesses registered in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Upcoming Acas digital conferences
The future of work in the UK
24 March  10:00 - 13:00
The current global pandemic has seen huge pressures forced rapidly upon organisations, influencing the way in which we respond to and manage changes in the workplace.  This on top of the EU exit and international political upheavals mean organisations need to react and adapt more quickly than ever before. Join Acas experts and guest speakers as we explore the practical options and good practice techniques for planning and adapting the UK workplace to ensure sustainable growth. View event details or register

Mental health and work in the pandemic - returning to the workplace 
29 April  09:30 - 13:00
Join Acas and guest speakers as we explore mental health at work during the coronavirus pandemic. This event will give you practical ways to effectively manage, support and minimise the impact of mental health in the workplace. You can access listings of recent Acas blogs and podcasts on our website. Also visit our YouTube channel to access a range of advice videos. View event details or register

Highlights of upcoming events and training sessions for employers
Managing mental health in the workplace
This 3-hour digital event is based on our popular face to face training. It has been tailored specifically to help you support employee mental health issues during these unprecedented times. View event dates

How to manage homeworkers
An essential overview of the law and good practice, this event will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to confidently manage employees working from home. View event dates

Employment law updates
Covering new rules and regulations arising from the coronavirus pandemic, including vaccinations and testing, and the implications for employers of leaving the European Union. View event dates

Managing discipline and grievance
During these unprecedented times, more people are working remotely. How your business deals with discipline and grievance may need to be adapted but it must still follow employment legislation. View event dates

Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation
Accredited workplace mediator training (5 days). Equipping and accrediting people as mediators in their workplace. View event details

Mock employment tribunal
This informative and myth-busting virtual event will give you the opportunity, within a safe environment, to see how an employment tribunal works and how decisions are reached. View event dates
View the full list of Acas training sessions available

Upcoming webinars
Small scale redundancies
18 March 14:00 - 15:00
This webinar for employers covers the major elements of a redundancy process, the related laws and good practice. View webinar details or register

Managing change – from restructuring, redundancy to home working
10 March 14:00 - 16:00
This joint webinar with PHE, SOM and CIPD will give practical advice on how to minimise the wellbeing impact of difficult processes including restructuring, redundancy and the switch to working from home. View webinar details or register

New Acas blogs, videos and podcasts:
Acas CEO Susan Clews discusses race equality and inclusion and Acas's race action plan. View video on twitter
Blog: What do we mean when we talk about allyship?
Blog: Taking action on race equality
Podcast: Workplace wellbeing strategy in practice: the Ministry of Defence

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