Find out how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in your workplace.
These guides cover a range of different types of work. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe.
There is different guidance for:
- grassroots sport participants, providers and facility operators
- schools, further education and childcare providers
- wedding and civil partnership ceremonies, receptions and celebrations
Guidance for people working in, visiting or delivering to other people’s homes can now be found in the relevant guides below.
Plan B: upcoming changes
The government has announced that the measures put in place under Plan B in England will be lifted. This means:
- Workers are no longer asked to work from home if they can. Employers should talk to their workers to agree arrangements to return to the workplace.
- From 27 January, there is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering. People are still advised to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where they may come into contact with people they do not normally meet.
- From 27 January, venues and events are no longer required by law to check visitors’ NHS COVID Pass. They can still choose to use the NHS COVID Pass on a voluntary basis.
This guidance will be updated shortly to include more information on these changes.
Construction and other outdoor work
Guidance for people who work in or run outdoor working environments.
Events and attractions
Guidance for people who work in settings related to events and visitor attractions.
Hotels and guest accommodation
Guidance for people who work in or run hotels or other guest accommodation
Offices, factories and labs
Guidance for people who work in or run offices, factories, plants, warehouses, labs and research facilities and similar indoor environments.
Restaurants, pubs, bars, nightclubs and takeaway services
Guidance for people who work in or run restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes, nightclubs or takeaways.
Shops, branches, and close contact services
Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments and for people who provide close contact services, including hairdressers and beauticians.