Recovery Strategy and Working Safely


12 May
12May

These are the main documents the UK Government published on Monday 11th May 2020 detailing its plans and the rules and regulations around recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic. 

As these documents are going to be updated from time to time the links provided are the primary reliable source of information:

The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy

"This document sets out a plan to rebuild the UK for a world with COVID-19. It is not a quick return to 'normality.' Nor does it lay out an easy answer. And, inevitably, parts of this plan will adapt as we learn more about the virus. But it is a plan that should give the people of the United Kingdom hope. Hope that we can rebuild; hope that we can save lives; hope that we can safeguard livelihoods." 

"It is clear that the only feasible long-term solution lies with a vaccine or drug-based treatment. That is why we have helped accelerate this from the start and are proud to be home to two of the world’s most promising vaccine development programmes at Oxford University and Imperial College, supported by a globally renowned pharmaceutical sector."  From the Prime Minister's Foreword to the strategy document


Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do- Guidance

  1. Public spaces / outdoor activities / exercise
  2. Vulnerable groups, shielding, 70 year olds and over, and care homes
  3. Going to work / Safer spaces
  4. Workers’ rights
  5. Public Transport
  6. Schools and Childcare
  7. Borders / international visitors
  8. Enforcement
  9. Devolved administrations


Working safely during Coronavirus- Guidance 

Each of the documents includes guidance on who should go to work, social distancing, approaches for customers, visitors and contractors, cleaning and sanitation, PPE provision, workforce management, and inbound and outbound goods. The guidance will evolve over time.

  1. Construction and other outdoor work- Guidance for people who work in or run outdoor working environments.
  2. Factories, plants and warehouses-  Guidance for people who work in or run factories, plants and warehouses.
  3. Labs and research facilities- Guidance for people who work in or run indoor labs and research facilities and similar environments.
  4. Offices and contact centres- Guidance for people who work in or run offices, contact centres and similar indoor environments. 
  5. Other people's homes- Guidance for people working in, visiting or delivering to other people's homes.
  6. Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery- Guidance for people who work in or run restaurants offering takeaway or delivery services.
  7. Shops and branches- Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments.
  8. Vehicles-  Guidance for people who work in or from vehicles, including couriers, mobile workers, lorry drivers, on-site transit and work vehicles, field forces and similar.


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