"It's behind you! I'm not sure about this panto."
At least a dozen employees of BARBRI, the US-based legal education provider, are self-isolating after they became infected with Covid at an internal conference.
Staff at BARBRI, which offers a SQE prep course, met face-to-face at their office in London last week for a two-day meeting.
The conference has resulted in 12 Covid cases “so far”, said a source.
"All government COVID guidance was adhered to", Robert Dudley, BARBRI's Deputy Managing Director, told RollOnFriday, "including each employee taking a LFT before joining".
Despite the precautions and even though the meeting shifted to Zoom for the third day of the conference on Monday, "as advised by the Government", it was too late, and "a handful of employees have since tested positive for COVID this week and are now isolating", said Dudley.
The spreading event testifies to the high infection rates associated with the Omicron variant, and highlights the difficulty of justifying in-person office work, when just saying its name three times appears sufficient to contract it.
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