The government has issued new guidance to help businesses in the UK to get back up and running and workplaces operating as safely as possible. This follows the Prime Minister setting out steps to beat the virus and restart the economy.
As an employer, you’re required by law to protect your employees, and others, from harm.
This guidance helps employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.
The guidance is broken down according to type of workplace rather than sector, with eight sets of guidelines in total, so it is important that businesses understand that they may need to look at several publications according to their particular circumstances.
It sets out practical steps for businesses focused on 5 key points:
A downloadable poster is included in the guidance documents, which employers should display in their workplaces to show their employees, customers and other visitors that they have followed the guidance.
The guidance applies to businesses currently open. This also includes guidance for shops which we believe may be in a position to begin a phased reopening at the earliest from the 1 June. Guidance for other sectors that are not currently open will be developed and published ahead of those establishments opening to give those businesses time to plan.
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The UK Government's COVID-19 Recovery Strategy
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