21 January 2022
Following the prime minister’s announcement to lift the Plan B Covid restrictions, the DWP has followed suit in effectively lifting Covid-related safety measures for staff and jobcentre claimants, increasing the risk to our members and the public.
20 January 2022
The UK government has scrapped Covid plan B restrictions in England. Mask wearing will no longer be mandatory in certain settings and the ‘work from home if you can’ message has been dropped.
5 January 2022
PCS met with DWP management today to discuss Covid and the control measures put in place in Jobcentres prior to the festive period were discussed.
23 December 2021
The government has temporarily changed the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Regulations to allow GPs more time to manage the vaccine booster programme.
17 December 2021
Our letter to the Secretary of State and the Permanent Secretary demanded that Jobcentres should be closed to all but the most vulnerable claimants.