Category: Health and Wellbeing

Uses of Technology in the monitoring and prevention of Covid-19

Firstly, artificial intelligence, or AI, has been of great use to governing bodies prevention of Covid-19 . AI in the form of mobile applications has been used to track people’s whereabouts and notify them of exposure to the virus. The NHS Covid-19 app is an example of AI being used as a mobile application to help stop the spread of the virus. The NHS Covid-19 app does a multitude of different things; contact tracing, symptom information and forms as well as checking into venues (for contact tracing purposes) and booking covid tests. However, it is crucial to note that important ... Read more

Technological saviours during the Pandemic

Here are some advancements in technology that have greatly impacted how we have worked and studied during the covid-19 during the Pandemic. Firstly, it is daunting to think where we would all be without Zoom and other similar video-conferencing software. At this point, we’ve all probably had enough of clicking on yet another zoom link but there’s no denying how much use Zoom, MS Teams and other similar applications have been these past eighteen months. Technologies such as VPNs and cloud technology have enabled many workplaces to transition to remote or flexible working. Video-conferencing software has played a key part ... Read more

Presenteeism in the workplace

This week, we take a look at presenteeism in the workplace and how this has shifted to the virtual workplace. Presenteeism is the act of coming into work and performing tasks when sick, reducing levels of productivity. There are several motives behind presenteeism. For example, employees needing the money and not being able to afford to take time off work could lead them to come in even when sick. Additionally, employees enjoying and being passionate about their work could lead to presenteeism as well as an expectation of being present from higher management. Other work issues could lead to mental ... Read more

Workers keen on long term remote working

The remaining COVID-19 guidelines are in place till 19th July after being pushed back a month following the spread of the Delta variation of Covid-19 long term remote working .The current guidelines indicate that anyone who is able to work from home should do so. The government is keen on workers returning to their respective working environments, especially within city centres to help bring business and community back alive. The government is also looking to cut furlough costs, payments of which are set to end in September ‘21. The workplace has undergone significant change in the past eighteen months. CIPD ... Read more

21st June – Too Soon To Ease Restrictions?

Many of us are looking forward to the freedom we’ll be able to experience again following the final easing of COVID19 guidelines on 21st June Too Soon To Ease Restrictions. This week, it might be a smart idea to understand arguments for and against reopening the country later this month. Earlier this year, the government set out a roadmap that detailed how England will go about returning to normalcy following lockdown. Currently, we are in the third stage of the aforementioned roadmap. Indoor entertainment services such as cinemas and theatres have opened up as well as indoor seating in restaurants ... Read more

Coronavirus Information and Guidance

Coronavirus: information and guidance to protect our college community We continue to monitor the situation closely following the outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19), and are taking steps, in line with Government guidance, to minimise the risk to our college community. The health and wellbeing of our staff, visitors and students remains paramount. The college is following the latest guidance from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. We are also following the latest advice of the Department of Health and Social Care; and Public Health England (PHE) which applies to all staff, students and visitors: What you need to do if you’ve travelled overseas recently We are ... Read more