Stay at Home guidance updated

The Government’s ‘Stay at Home’ legal guidance regarding ‘Going to Work’ has been updated today.  It includes:

  • You may only leave your home for work if you cannot reasonably work from home, to help reduce the spread of the virus and protect others.
  • If you cannot work from home you should continue to travel to your workplace. This includes, but is not limited to, people who work in:
    • critical national infrastructure
    • construction
    • manufacturing
    • childcare or education
    • essential public services
    • essential retail, such as supermarkets and pharmacies
  • You do not need to be classed as a critical worker to go to work if you cannot work from home.
  • Where it is necessary for you to work in other people’s homes you can continue to, for example if you’re a:
    • Nanny
    • Cleaner
    • Tradesperson
  • You must follow the guidance on working in other people’s homes.
  • If you do not need to work in other people’s homes you should avoid meeting for work in a private home or garden, where COVID-19 Secure measures may not be in place.
  • Employers and employees should discuss their working arrangements, and employers should take every possible step to facilitate their employees working from home, including providing suitable IT and equipment to enable remote working. 
  • Where people cannot work from home, employers should take steps to make their workplaces COVID-19 secure and help employees avoid busy times and routes on public transport. Extra consideration should be given to those people at higher risk.  COVID-19 secure guidelines are available for sectors across the economy to substantially reduce the risk of transmission.

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