Earlier this week the Department of Health and Social Care updated its guidance on the NHS Test and Trace service in the workplace. This guidance explains how employers and businesses can play their part in the NHS Test and Trace service to slow the spread of the virus, protect the health and care system and save lives. The guidance has been redrafted for clarity.
An important message is that the NHS Test and Trace service does not change existing guidance that employees should work from home wherever possible.
It reinforces the message that employers need to play their part by:
- making their workplaces as safe as possible (where working from home is not possible)
- requesting that workers self-isolate if they have been asked to do so
- supporting their workers when in isolation.
Our partner firm, Lincoln Occupational Health can assist businesses with either Covid-19 workplace risk assessments, individual medical vulnerability assessments, home working health and safety, mental health initiatives or flu vaccination programme. It occurred to me that this might be of interest to you and your company as you start to plan to move your workforce out of lockdown
For further information about how Lincoln Occupational Health can help, please contact them directly.
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