Even before the current pandemic, as enterprises have adopted techniques and practices such as digital transformation, cloud and mobility, they have faced an increased risk from a range of established and emerging cybersecurity threats, such phishing attacks which seek to introduce malware capable of compromising sensitive business information, ransomware and other fraud campaigns. The risk […]
Although the COVID-19 outbreak has been devastating for many businesses, certain industries such as the gaming and esports sectors may not be as badly affected as others. Social distancing means that, whilst many businesses are suffering from a lack of people visiting their bricks and mortar outlets, the gaming and esports industries are seeing record […]
Ever-increasing coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and guidance has understandably led to us receiving a large number of requests for advice on employment related issues. In this mailing we summarise the most popular FAQs for you, including rights and pay for self-isolating employees and those with caring responsibilities. Are employees entitled to pay when self-isolating? The Statutory […]
The World Health Organisation has now formally declared a global pandemic, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread around the world. Governments are taking drastic measures to stop the spread of the virus, with some parts of the world now in total lockdown. Inevitably, we are seeing a huge impact on sporting events around the […]
As the UK ramps-up its response to COVID-19, with the government now advising that anyone displaying symptoms of a high fever or continuous cough self-isolate for 14 days (along with each member of their household), significant economic repercussions are almost but inevitable. In last week’s Budget the Chancellor pledged to help small and medium sized […]
At the time of writing, the UK is officially moving to the “delay” phase, with government advising that anyone with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature self-isolates for at least 7 days. With the FM sector already facing some headwinds such as the fallout of Carillion and other high profile insolvencies, the prolonged […]
In a recent move by UK government (which will provide some comfort for the hospitality industry in the wake of potential losses from lost bookings and revenue in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak), Covid-19 will now be formally classified as a “notifiable disease” for insurance purposes. Under the terms of the Public Health (Control […]
As of 11 March 2020 there have been over 118,000 confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and in excess of 4,000 deaths reported globally  . 113 countries and territories are affected with the numbers growing daily. The whole of Italy is now on lockdown, President Trump has announced the suspension of all travel from Europe (excluding […]
In last month’s article we looked at what obligations travel providers have to their customers in the event their holidays are affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. In this article, we will take a look at how the Coronavirus can impact B2B contracts in the travel sector; specifically, the contractual and legal issues arising in English law as a result of businesses in affected countries having to suspend, or even cancel, their operations.
It would be remiss of us to publish this edition of Quarter Day without an article on the subject that has, in an unprecedented fashion, gripped the globe and impacted every area of our lives. I am writing of course about Coronavirus (or Covid-19) and I am writing this with a degree of trepidation. I […]
The recent outbreak of Coronavirus has been classified as a public health emergency of international concern by the WHO. The virus has started to affect economies as well as health authorities worldwide. In attempts to control the outbreak the Chinese government has imposed restrictions on travel and has shut down factories which are considered “non-essential”. […]
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is, at the date of this article, advising against all travel to Hubei Province in China due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The FCO are currently advising against all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China (not including Hong Kong and Macao). What duties do travel providers […]
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