New COVID-19 guidance: a checklist for employers

Please note: The government has announced specific guidance for businesses in adult social care, which sets out how to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in care settings from 4 April 2022. Please read the guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/infection-prevention-and-control-in-adult-social-care-covid-19-supplement

As part of the government’s ‘Living with COVID-19’ plan, the UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA) has finally published its updated guidance for employers, businesses, and organisations in England for managing the risk to their workforce from COVID-19 and other respiratory infections.

This guidance, called ‘Reducing the spread of respiratory infections, including COVID, in the workplace’ replaces the ‘Working safely through COVID-19’ guidance.

The new guidance makes it clear that while it’s no longer a legal requirement to directly address COVID-19 in your risk assessments, you do still have Health & Safety obligations to consider, including respiratory health. In practice, the best way to prove that you’ve considered these risks, to your employees, is to have a clear policy setting out how you will
continue to manage respiratory illnesses, clearly communicated to your workers.

To help you navigate through the new guidance, Citation’s HR, Employment Law and Health & Safety experts have put together an exclusive guide, including:

  • What the new guidance means for you as an employer
  • How do I set my stance as an employer for those feeling unsafe about working alongside someone COVID positive?
  • What policies do need in place?
  • How can you protect individuals in your workforce that are identified as vulnerable?

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