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Acas updates its advice on working safely during coronavirus

Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton

Following the relaxation of lockdown measures for businesses in England on 4 July, Acas has updated its advice on returning to work safely. Everyone should: (a) work from home if they can; (b) follow the Government guidance on making the workplace safe; (c) avoid busy commuting times on public transport where travel is essential and wear a face covering; and (d) wash their hands regularly. In England, everyone should stay 2 metres apart where possible. If it’s not possible, people should be at least 1 metre apart and the employer should make extra changes to keep people safe. This might include things like wearing face coverings, working side by side instead of face to face, or using screens or barriers to separate people.

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