UK: New Coronavirus guidance from HSE
As covered in Union news, the situation in the UK is much worse than it is in Australia with tens of thousands dead. The UK's health and safety regulator, the HSE, has issued extensive guidance which can be found on its website. Among this guidance are guidelines on how businesses must maintain social distancing and protect workers during the coronavirus outbreak.
The guidance explains what employers must do in order to protect their workers and keep their businesses open. It covers:
- social distancing (employers who have people in their offices or onsite should ensure that employees are able, where possible, to follow the appropriate regulations and/or guidance for England, Scotland and Wales on social distancing)
- essential and non-essential work
- safe in-work activity