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Coronavirus: Working safely during coronavirus

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.

First published 19 May 2020