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HSE guidance and updates: COVID-19 and the workplace

Published on: 29 July 2021

COVID 19 update

Monday 19 July saw England move to Step 4 of the UK Government's COVID-19 roadmap. This has meant the removal of many restrictions.
Despite these changes, you must still control risk and review your risk assessment.
The HSE’s updated webpage on keeping workplaces safe outlines some of the changes you need to know about:

  • controls to use after some restrictions are removed
  • other measures to help reduce workplace transmission
  • different approaches and timescales for removal of restrictions in Scotland and Wales

Some workplace controls remain unchanged:

You must continue to consult your workforce on health and safety matters. Talking to workers and their representatives helps you to reduce risk.
There is UK Government guidance on working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance from Step 4.
You should make sure the measures identified by your risk assessment take account of the public health regulations and guidance for the nation you are working in. Please refer to the relevant guidance for: 

There is also guidance available for: