Hospitalisations are going up as the UK looks to the 21st of June
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stated that it is clear Covid cases and hospitalisations are increasing as the UK progresses towards the 21st of June.
With official figures showing that more than 1,000 people in the UK are currently hospitalised with the disease, there is talk of a potential delay to the easing of restrictions in line with the increasing spread of the Delta variant.
Increasing Covid cases may mean a delay in restriction easing
The UK decisions will continue to be “driven by the data” and scientists have speculated that this could be the start of a third wave of the disease within the country. The total size and severity of the wave will depend on how effective the vaccine is against the new variants.
The government is set to make a final decision on the easing of restrictions on the 14th of June,
With many businesses still operating remotely, decisions will have to be made on whether to start bringing workers back into the office.
Whilst many workplaces are now fully open with workers operating with the protection of social distancing measures, remote working is having a big impact on many and their safety within the workplace.
Any responsible business and health and safety department should ensure that they are following lone worker guidance and regulations whilst trying as best as they can to ensure their employees are looked after.
"What everybody can see very clearly is that cases are going up and, in some places, hospitalisations are going up.
"What we need to assess is the extent to which the vaccine rollout, which has been phenomenal, has built up enough protection in the population in order for us to go ahead to the next stage."