22 May 2020
Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic
The UK government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance on how to work safely in different types of workplace. It aims to provide a practical framework for businesses who need to think about continuing or restarting, operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The guidance applies to England but includes general best practice advice that will highlight practical actions relevant businesses can take.
Businesses in Northern Ireland can also refer to local guidance on Workplace safety guidance and priority sector list and Workplace safety guidelines and social distancing.
The eight guides cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe.
- Construction and other outdoor work - Guidance for people who work in or run outdoor working environments.
- Factories, plants and warehouses - Guidance for people who work in or run factories, plants and warehouses.
- Labs and research facilities - Guidance for people who work in or run indoor labs and research facilities and similar environments.
- Offices and contact centres - Guidance for people who work in or run offices, contact centres and similar indoor environments.
- Other people's homes - Guidance for people working in, visiting or delivering to other people's homes.
- Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery - Guidance for people who work in or run restaurants offering takeaway or delivery services.
- Shops and branches - Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments.
- Vehicles - Guidance for people who work in or from vehicles, including couriers, mobile workers, lorry drivers, on-site transit and work vehicles, field forces and similar.
First published 19 May 2020