Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.
Applies to: England (see guidance for Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland)
These guides cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe. Further guidance will be published as more businesses are able to reopen.
There is different guidance for educational and childcare settings and public transport operators.
You must not reopen if your business is closed under current government rules. Check if your business or venue can open.
- 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.
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.
- From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
- Published: 11 May 2020
- Updated: 24 June 2020, see all updates