On 10th May 2020 the Government began to outline its plans to enable certain sectors in England to return to work, while the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have continued the period of lockdown.
As our Managing Director is a Chartered Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), he has received a copy of their advice for employers on returning to the workplace.
Employers need to plan now for what is likely to be staged return to the workplace over what could be prolonged periods. Their guiding principle should be how organisations take care of their people and safeguard their health and well-being.
Many people will be concerned and anxious about being in workplaces or travelling to workplaces. They will want to know that their organisation is retaining their support for physical and mental health and its current thinking about flexible and remote working.
This is an excellent article not just covering health & safety issues but also potential legal considerations such as redundancies, reduced working hours etc..