Prime Minister Boris Johnson said workplaces must be "COVID-secure" – meaning the risks of employees catching and spreading the virus are minimised as much as possible by adhering to newly created guidelines. He said employers will not be allowed to "get away with" forcing staff to work in unsafe conditions.
There could be serious repercussions for employers failing to undertake the requisite assessments and to follow the guidance. Read about potential penalties here.
Among the areas you need to consider are:
Risk assessment paperwork
Restricting numbers of staff
Staggering hours/making rotas
Staff access: Lifts and staircases
Permanent desk spaces
Not sure what you need to do to comply? Need some assistance?
We cover all of the points above and much more in depth in our free-to-download guide, which will help you look forward with certainty.
If you’d like more help understanding the COVID-secure rules and adapting to the next normal, visit our resources hub here or call us on 0344 844 9644.