Civil servants ordered back to office after Covid restrictions lifted in England
Unions warn against a rush back to workplaces as government departments told to return to ‘full occupancy’
Civil servants have been ordered to return to the office, with government departments told to rapidly get back to “full occupancy” after the lifting of plan B Covid-19 restrictions in England.
But the announcement on Friday night sets up a clash between the government and unions, who have warned against a “headlong rush” back to workplaces with coronavirus cases still high. Across the UK, 95,787 positive tests were reported on Friday.