In England, current government coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines are that all workplaces are allowed to open. There is no longer an expectation for staff to work from home, however everyone should:
- consider the government recommendation of a gradual return over the summer
- follow working safely guidelines
- take steps to meet health and safety requirements
- think about reasonable adjustments under discrimination law
In Scotland and Wales some workplaces must stay closed because of current restrictions and anyone who can reasonably work from home should do so.
The restrictions and when they will change may be different in England, Scotland and Wales. See full government guidelines for:
- England – coronavirus guidance on GOV.UK
- Scotland – Scottish Government coronavirus guidance
- Wales – Welsh Government coronavirus guidance
1. Working from home
For staff working from home, the employer should:
- pay them as usual
- keep in regular contact
- check on their health and wellbeing
Find out more about:
Workplaces that must stay closed
In England all workplaces are allowed to open.
In Scotland and Wales some workplaces must stay closed because of current restrictions.
If working from home is not possible, employers might:
- put staff on furlough
- agree to staff using holiday or unpaid leave
See the latest government guidelines for: