The Government has now published a number of ‘back to work’ guidance documents for different types of industry in England.
These aim to help businesses where employees cannot w work from home to be able to return to work. Worth noting is the need to carry out a risk assessment, and the need to publish this on your website if you employ 50 or more people. There’s also a helpful poster to download that you can also display to show the steps you have taken.
The new guides include ones for outdoor work, working in people’s homes, factories and warehouses. There is also a guide for shops to help non-essential retailers plan for when they can reopen their doors. Pet shops have of course been able to operate throughout the lockdown and you will already have your social distancing rules in place but the guide might give you further tips.
Remember, the advice for businesses which operate in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has not changed. However, if you are curently doing forward planning for your business it’s probably a good idea to read these as well. They could at the very least help you with your planning about how to operate when restrictions lift in other parts of the UK.
There is also a useful Frequently Asked Questions to help with the updated guidance for England. Find it here.