In this post, we are looking at how professional indemnity insurance has been affected by a rise in demand and drop in availability, brought on by a hardening of the insurance market that’s been further accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll be sharing advice on what to expect when attempting to obtain PI insurance, and providing expert tips on securing the cover you need to protect your business.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently launched its Work Right campaign with the aim of getting businesses thinking about health and safety, and how it applies within their individual workplaces. Spot inspections are also being carried out to ensure businesses are complying with COVID-secure guidance.
Last month, a critical vulnerability in the Windows DNS server was revealed, with the potential to allow cybercriminals to gain access and make changes to company IT systems. This vulnerability is ‘wormable’, and affects ALL Windows users, which means that immediately installing the security patch released to deal with the issue is absolutely crucial. If this is not possible straight away, then a workaround must be implemented.
The Government has issued guidance on how employers and businesses in England can play their own important role in slowing the spread of the virus by taking part in the test and trace programme. For your benefit we have set out some of the key elements of the guidance here.