As we continue to live with COVID-19, and mindful of advice and restrictions that may continue to change and differ across the UK, employers must plan and implement workplace safety in a way that cares for their people and safeguards their health and wellbeing.

Communication with your staff is key. Keeping people informed of what your business is doing will give them some degree of security in very uncertain times. Knowing they are valued and supported by their employer – and that you continue to prioritise their health and safety – will be pivotal to their wellbeing.

This guide cannot possibly cover every business situation, but it should help you think about the key issues that organisations that continue to operate from their workplace will need to consider.

UK government guidance

Planning and management of workplace safety


Risk assessments

CIPD guiding principles

Opportunity for change

Wellbeing and mental health

Communicating with your people

Role of people managers


‚ÄčPlease note: While every care has been taken in compiling this content, CIPD cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. These notes are not intended to be a substitute for specific legal advice. 

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