Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Government has issued guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

These 8 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. Further guidance will be published as more businesses are able to reopen.

There is different guidance for educational and childcare settings and public transport operators.

You must not reopen if your business is closed under current government rules. Check if your business or venue can open.

  1. 5 steps to working safely
    Practical actions for businesses to take based on 5 main steps.
  2. Construction and other outdoor work
    Guidance for people who work in or run outdoor working environments.
  3. Factories, plants and warehouses
    Guidance for people who work in or run factories, plants and warehouses.
  4. Labs and research facilities
    Guidance for people who work in or run indoor labs and research facilities and similar environments.
  5. Offices and contact centres
    Guidance for people who work in or run offices, contact centres and similar indoor environments.
  6. Other people’s homes
    Guidance for people working in, visiting or delivering to other people’s homes.
  7. Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery
    Guidance for people who work in or run restaurants offering takeaway or delivery services.
  8. Shops and branches
    Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments. 
  9. 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.

There is different guidance for educational and childcare settings and public transport operators.

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