COVID-19 - Staying safe at work

This booklet is to help employers, employees and the self-employed in the UK understand how to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping as many people as possible 2m apart from those they do not live with. We hope it gives you a practical framework to think about what you need to do to continue, or restart, operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.


What is COVID-19?
What are the Symptoms of COVID-19?

  • If someone has coronavirus symptoms at work

NHS Contact Details

  • England
  • Wales
  • Babies and children
  • Scotland & Northern Ireland

Controlling Risks in the Workplace 
COVID-19 Risk Assessment

  • As a general guide, there are Five Steps to Risk Assessment

Employee Engagement

  • Role of the Trade Union Health and Safety Rep in Risk Assessment:

Equality in the Workplace

  • Think about who could be at risk:
  • Pregnant Women
  • Teachers (from the ‘Burgundy Book’)
  • Support Staff (from the ‘Green Book’)

Key Control Measures for Employers
Social distancing at work

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Clinically Vulnerable Employees

  • Toilet Facilities
  • Office Areas
  • Common Areas
  • In classrooms
  • Canteens/dinner halls and lunch areas
  • Site Access
  • Driving at Work
  • First Aid and Emergency Response
  • Enhanced site cleaning
  • Returning to work after isolation or infection

What if you Don’t Feel your Workplace is Safe?

Get in touch

Reducing the risk of COVID-19