HSE advice on keeping workplaces safe as coronavirus restrictions are eased
By DTA | 13th April 2021 | News
Keeping workplaces safe as coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are eased - sources of advice
HSE has produced a signposting webpage that provides the latest information on any changes related to workplace safety following the easing of coronavirus restrictions.
For a full range of coronavirus-related health and safety at work information and advice, visit HSE's coronavirus pages , which includes the latest advice on air conditioning and ventilation , as well as updated guidance on talking with your workers about preventing coronavirus .
The guidance will be updated by HSE to reflect any reviews of social distancing and other long-term measures, as set out in the government's COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021.
Roadmap for coming out of lockdown
On 22 February 2021, the government announced a four-step roadmap to ease restrictions across England and provide a route back to a more normal way of life.
There are different approaches for easing restrictions in Scotland and Wales .
As the economy reopens, businesses should continue to follow GOV.UK working safely guidance and put in place measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
The following workplace controls remain unchanged:
Returning to the workplace safely
As restrictions are eased and people return to work, it is vital that their workplace is COVID-secure following on from completing a COVID risk assessment .
You can check the latest GOV.UK guidance on going to work .
Advice from public health bodies and other government departments
The government has introduced several public health measures to support reducing transmission of coronavirus.
The following guidance from public health bodies and other government departments covers matters that are not enforced by HSE, including:
- mass asymptomatic testing in education settings
- workplace testing
- NHS Test and Trace
- face coverings
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