Working Safely During COVID-19 in Offices and Contact Centres: COVID-19 Secure Guidance for Employers, Employees and the Self-Employed   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Introduction: "The UK is currently experiencing a public health emergency as a result of the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. It is critical that employers, employees and the self-employed take steps to keep everyone safe. This document is to help employers, employees and the self-employed in the UK understand how to work safely during this pandemic, ensuring as many people as possible comply with social distancing guidelines (2m [meters] apart, or 1m with risk mitigation where 2m is not viable, is acceptable). We hope it gives you freedom within a practical framework to think about what you need to do to continue, or restart, operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand how important it is that you can work safely and support your workers' and visitors' health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic and not contribute to the spread of the virus. We know that most office workers are not currently in the workplace, we hope this document will help those who are already working because they cannot work from home, as well as help other people think about how to prepare for when office working returns. The government is clear that workers should not be forced into an unsafe workplace and the health and safety of workers and visitors, and public health, should not be put at risk."

2020 Crown Copyright. Posted here with permission. Content is available under the Open Government License except where otherwise stated: [https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/].
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