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Managing your workforce

Practical guidance for employers and businesses on safeguarding health and safety in the workplace and changes to holidays, pay and pensions during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Holiday, pay and pensions

Holiday and leave during coronavirus

ACAS

Guidance from Acas for employers on using paid holiday (‘statutory annual leave’) during the coronavirus pandemic, including requiring staff to take or cancel holiday and advice on carrying over holiday.

Health and safety in the workplace

Working safely during coronavirus

BEIS

A series of guides from the Government intended to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. The guides cover a range of different types of work, ranging from construction sites to offices.

Reopen your business safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

GOV.UK

UK government guidance to help business owners carry out a risk assessment and make sensible adjustments to ensure the safety of staff, customers and visitors. The tool uses a simple questionnaire to determine which guidelines are relevant to your size and type of business, and produces a checklist with links to more detailed information where necessary.

Coronavirus and mental health at work

Acas

Guidance from Acas to help staff and employers manage their mental health at work during the coronavirus pandemic. It includes advice on working at home, support that should be offered by managers and employers, and information on an employer's duty of care.

Acas: Working from home

Acas

Guidance from Acas for employers and employees when working from home because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, highlighting both employer and employee responsibilities. It covers health and safety; equipment and technology; checking how systems are working; setting clear expectations; keeping in touch; pay and terms and conditions of employment; working from home and childcare; expenses; insurance, mortgage or rent agreements.

Training

Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

GOV.UK

Guidance from the Department for Education and Education and Skills Funding Agency for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of COVID-19. It covers apprenticeship training and assessment, delivering apprenticeships flexibly to those working at home, furloughed employees continuing apprenticeship training, breaks in learning, end-point assessment (EPA), and funding audits and evidence.

The Skills Toolkit

National Careers Service

The Skills Toolkit is a UK Government initiative focused on the digital skills employers need, offering people easy access to free, high quality online courses. The toolkit can also help employers support and develop furloughed employees.

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