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Mandatory vaccination in all but name: Employers could insist all staff get vaccinated under health and safety law

Whitehall sources believe that companies which adopt a ‘jab for a job’ stance are protected by current health and safety laws which require workers to protect not only themselves but also colleagues from harm. One government source said: ‘If someone is working in an environment where people haven’t been vaccinated, it becomes a public health risk.’ Barchester Healthcare, a leading private care home provider, has already said that it ‘will not hire someone who has refused to have the vaccine on non-medical grounds’, as reported here last week — Telegraph

Restrictions on large gatherings likely for ‘the next few years’ — Mail

Up to 205,000 passengers from countries with new variant could arrive in UK before hotel quarantine — Telegraph

Officials launch investigation into Prime Minister’s partner’s new employer after revelation that its founder’s son is allowed to live in a sprawling mansion at below-market rates — Mail

House Democrats threaten to trash Constitution ‘to ensure conviction’ of Trump: Jonathan Turley — Epoch Times

COMMENT

Covid exposed the folly of turning the NHS into an unaccountable quango — Nick Timothy, Telegraph

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