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Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

12th May 2020, 09:05
People & skills
Covid 19
Social distancing at work

Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

The government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible.

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.

Construction and other outdoor work

Factories, plants and warehouses 

Labs and research facilities

Offices and contact centres

Other people's homes

Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery

Shops and branches


In addition, you can also review the following guidance, which has been published to support the COVID-19 recovery strategy:

- Updated social distancing guidelines
- Guidance on making and wearing face coverings

All guidance will be uploaded to the website and updates related to running a business during the pandemic are available here.


If you want to talk to a member of The Growth Hub team to explore the support, resources and training that is available to you and your teams as you plan your return to work, or adjust how you are already working, apply for free support here


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