Steve Barclay – 2022 Comments on Workforce Disruption

The comments made by Steve Barclay, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, on 3 January 2022.

As people return to work following the Christmas break, the high transmissibility levels of Omicron mean business and public services will face disruption in the coming weeks, particularly from higher than normal staff absence.

We have been working through the Christmas period to prepare where possible for this, with all departments liaising closely with public and private sector leaders who are best placed to operationally manage their workforces.

The best way to combat Omicron is to get boosted and I encourage anyone who is eligible to get boosted now.