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Employer advice around coronavirus

Practical guidance for employers and businesses on safeguarding health and safety in the workplace, making contingency plans for staff, and the latest on travel restrictions during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Health and safety in the workplace

COVID-19: guidance for employers and businesses

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Public Health England 25-02-2020

Government guidance for employers and businesses on the novel coronavirus, how to help prevent spread of respiratory infections, what to do if someone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 has been in business settings, what advice to give to individuals who have travelled to specific areas, actions to take if staff come into contact with someone who is self-isolating or is a possible or confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Contingency planning

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for UK employers

CIPD 05-03-2020

Factsheet from CIPD which is focused on how businesses can respond to the threat posed by global health emergencies such as COVID-19 and support their workforce, including the development of flexible resourcing plans.

Coronavirus: advice for employers and employees

Acas 19-02-2020

Basic advice for UK employers and workers in the event of a wider UK outbreak. It provides guidance on sick pay and recommends what employers should do if employees do not want to go to work, if someone becomes unwell at work, if someone with coronavirus comes to work, and if employers needs to close the workplace.

Travel restrictions

Coronavirus outbreak: Latest updates on travel restrictions

IATA 05-03-2020

Frequently updated, comprehensive page listing travel restrictions by country or territory for passengers and airline crew. There may be restrictions on entry, changes to visa exemptions, and requirements for testing or quarantine.

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