With many employees becoming increasignly aware of the personal and family health risks involved in the workplace, it is important to look at the steps being taken to re-inforce the Government's social distancing and other directives and guidelines.
On 3rd April 2020, a joint statement was issued by the Health and Safety Executive, the TUC and the CBI that is intended to clarify the position. It says that the health and safety of workers remains paramount. It states that employers must continue to provide workers with information about risks to their health and the actions their employers must take.
The guidance reinforces general Public Health England (PHE) guidance on social distancing and emphasises employer's responsibility for ensuring that the health and safety of workers remains a priority. The guidance says that the HSE will consider a range of actions where it identifies employers who are not controlling workplace risks, including by failing to enable social distancing. Potential action ranges from providing specific advice to employers to issuing enforcement notices. Joint Statement by the TUC, CBI and the HSE
The Health & Safety Executive has issued guidance on how to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and we include their linked help topics below for ease of reference:
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