Webinar: ‘Long Covid’ – an emergent health crisis: a practical guide for HR professionals | 2 September 2021

The recovery period for coronavirus varies from person to person. Some people continue to suffer symptoms weeks or months after the infection has gone. Those who experience protracted symptoms are said to be experiencing ‘long Covid’.

According to a recent survey produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), more than a million people in the UK have suffered (or continue to suffer) from long Covid.

Current data suggests that particular groups are most at risk.

Given the scale of this emergent health crisis, this is likely to be one of the most pressing issues for HR professionals and employment lawyers over the next 6-12 months.

This virtual classroom seminar provides you with a practical framework enabling you to understand and address the issues which long Covid presents.

This live and interactive session addresses the following questions:

  • What is long Covid?
  • Is long Covid a disability under the Equality Act 2010?
  • Incubation, symptoms and recovery
  • Testing
  • What are the risks for employers?
  • How can employers understand and mitigate the risks associated with long Covid?

This information is necessarily of a general nature and doesn’t constitute legal advice. This is not a substitute for formal legal advice, given in the context of full information under an engagement with Bates Wells.

All content on this page is correct as of September 6, 2021.