Employers should regularly communicate to employees referring to the latest governmental guidelines, including the latest “Stay at home” guidance from Public Health England. The Government’s current advice is that individuals should only be travelling to work where the work they do cannot be done from home. Ensure you are encouraging employees to work from home unless it is absolutely necessary they need to be in the office. If individuals do need to attend the workplace ensure that they maintain a 2 metre distance from others and wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at regular intervals. You should regularly remind all employees of the latest public health advice, such as frequent washing of hands and how to spot signs of any symptoms.
Provide guidance and support for any employees who need to self-isolate at home. Any employees who start to feel unwell while at work should be asked to go home as soon as possible.
The Government has advised against all non-essential travel for the time being, whether domestic or business travel. You also need to know whether any employees have recently returned to the UK from abroad, and support them taking action to self-isolate as appropriate.