For healthcare providers, the pandemic has been particularly hard – from dentists and doctors to veterinary surgeons and opticians, the way that work is done has changed and had a huge impact on the care that can be given and the way that jobs are done in general.
For example, during the first lockdown in 2020, the dentists were closed too, with only very few offering emergency treatment – which involved removing the tooth. Unfortunately, this meant that many people were enduring months of agony, or even worse deciding to pull the tooth themselves with an at home extraction – something that is definitely not recommended!
The other big problem was the fact that many staff would often be off at one go having to isolate with coronavirus symptoms. There are ways that medical facilities can cover themselves against this – MPRS locum insurance https://www.mprs-uk.com/products/general-practice/locum-insurance/ for example covers the cost of staff being off and providing cover and paying sick pay. However, many workplaces had so many staff down in one go that it significantly affected the day to day running of the place.
Only a few months ago, businesses were worrying as people were getting pinged left right and centre via the track and trace system. However, as we head into the winter it is looking likely that things could get a bit worse, with the increase in other seasonal illnesses before they are hopefully going to get better in the spring.