Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

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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:

Guidance for people working in, visiting or delivering to other people’s homes can now be found in the relevant guides below.

Plan B: changes to restrictions

England has moved to Plan B in response to the risks of the Omicron variant. This means:

  • face coverings are required by law in some public indoor settings, such as shops, takeaways, (where there is no space for consumption of food or drink on the premise), and cinemas
  • office workers who can work from home should do so
  • certain venues and events are required by law to check the COVID status of customers using the NHS COVID Pass or other accepted proof
  • people who receive a positive lateral flow test must self-isolate immediately but don’t need to take a confirmatory PCR test