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: 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
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.