The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many changes to our lives. Whether people are working from home long term, still on furlough, coming back to the workplace or have been working throughout, your employees could be facing many health and wellbeing issues which could impact their productivity.
There will be a wide range of things to consider - from supporting employees struggling with mental health issues such as fear, anxiety or stress, through to reducing the potential risks of untreated health issues resulting from difficulties in accessing a GP, having medical treatment cancelled, or being reluctant to attend a hospital appointment.
Our sister company, Towergate Health & Protection, has developed a COVID-19 information hub which works alongside ours, with information about the employee health and wellbeing risks associated with the pandemic, and how businesses can help manage these risks through the health and protection benefits they provide to their employees.
The hub includes many useful articles on issues such as mental health, how employees can access cancer care during this time, and the value of dental insurance whilst dentists deal with the backlog of routine care and treatment.
Both hubs are being updated regularly as advice and guidance changes.
The information contained in this bulletin is based on sources that we believe are reliable and should be understood as general risk management and insurance information only. It is not intended to be taken as advice with respect to any specific or individual situation and cannot be relied upon as such. If you wish to discuss your specific requirements, please do not hesitate to contact your usual Towergate Insurance Brokers adviser.
For more information or for a full review of your insurance needs, please contact your usual Towergate Insurance Brokers adviser or email TIB@towergate.co.uk.