The UK Government’s official advice is:
All businesses should continue to follow this advice until the Government specifies otherwise.
What follows is general advice and guidance for businesses that are considering their options in terms of scaling up or returning to the workplace when lockdown measures change. It is intended to support businesses with their planning and preparation activity.
The UK Government have issued detailed guidance for employers with certain types of premises on how to be COVID-19 Secure and safely return to, or scale up the number of employees in, the workplace.
It includes a number of detailed measures on social distancing and hygiene in the workplace. Employers must use this advice to:
For formal Government advice on being COVID-19 Secure Click Here.
The UK Government have released a phased approach to easing the lockdown rules in England.
For the full UK Government COVID-19 Recovery Strategy Click Here
Complying with COVID-19 Secure guidance is a top priority for many businesses. However, there are also a number of other aspects for employers to consider from their workforce to embedding best practice. This simple checklist and Q&A provides a summary of key areas for businesses to consider when designing their plans across six categories:
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