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Omicron absences leave public services in ‘perilous state’

Unions, school leaders and local authorities warn Covid-related absences are putting staff under pressure

Staff absences from the Omicron Covid variant are leaving public services in a “perilous state”,a union leader has said, amid new grim warnings about the variant’s impact on the NHS workforce.

As much as 40% of NHS staff in London alone could be absent because of rising Covid-19 infections under the “worst-case scenario” envisaged by experts, it emerged on Monday.

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