Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Government guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

5 steps to working safely

Practical actions for businesses to take based on 5 main steps.

Close contact services

Guidance for people who provide close contact services, including hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, tattooists, sports and massage therapists, dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers.

Construction and other outdoor work

Guidance for people who work in or run outdoor working environments.

Factories, plants and warehouses

Guidance for people who work in or run factories, plants and warehouses.

Heritage locations

Guidance for people who work or volunteer in heritage locations.

Hotels and other guest accommodation

Guidance for people who work in or run hotels and other guest accommodation

Labs and research facilities

Guidance for people who work in or run indoor labs and research facilities and similar environments.

Offices and contact centres

Guidance for people who work in or run offices, contact centres and similar indoor environments.

Other people’s homes

Guidance for people working in, visiting or delivering to other people’s homes.

Restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services

Guidance for people who work in or run restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes or takeaways.

Shops and branches

Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments.

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.

The visitor economy

Guidance for people who work in hotels and guest accommodation, indoor and outdoor attractions, and business events and consumer shows.