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25 February 2020

Government issues guidance for employers, businesses and their staff to address COVID-19 in the workplace

Introduced by

Public Health England, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial strategy

Targeted at

Employees, employers and businesses providing advice about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)


Published on 25 February. Later updated regularly eg on 10 March with new travel advice and 6 April with guidance on using face masks in public

Stated aims

To assist employers, businesses and their staff in addressing COVID-19


This new guidance covers: social distancing principles, shifts and staggering work patterns, stay-at-home guidance, sick pay and time off work to look after someone, food safety, cleaning and waste disposal, and other areas.


Gov.uk guidance