acas – Coronavirus: advice for employers and employees

ACAS update:

COVID-19 is presenting an unprecedented challenge for business. With people at the heart of the crisis read our guide on the key issues here

An employment tribunal has held that an employee who refused to wear a face mask, as required by a client when the employee was visiting the client’s site, was fairly dismissed. Read more.

We have published updated Guidance on working safely during coronavirus with further details about workplace testing and vaccinations. You can also visit the Government’s testing service for information on ordering free lateral flow tests – currently available for businesses registered in England. The site also contains links to further information for businesses registered in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


acas offers advice on their website, which is being reviewed daily. They’re monitoring government updates and when legal changes happen, they will update the webpage.

acas have released information in case coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads more widely in the UK, employers should consider some simple steps to help protect the health and safety of staff.

You can access the website here.