Step 4 : Restrictions lifting in England
The Government is no longer instructing people to work from home if they can. However, the Government expects and recommends a gradual return over the summer. We know from speaking with SusCom members and analysing the result of the Travelwest Travel to Work Survey 2021 that many employers and employees will be taking a cautious approach to re-populating their offices. Many will also be making permanent changes to working practices and allowing staff to adopt a hybrid working model whereby staff can work a few days a week at home and a few days on site as well as more permanent home working.
WORKING SAFELY DURING COVID-19 - guidance from Step 4
From Step 4, legal restrictions can be lifted, all businesses can open and the government is no longer instructing people to work from home.
To support businesses through this next phase, the Government has updated the ‘Working Safely’ guidance to continue to provide advice on sensible precautions employers can take to manage risk and support their staff and customers.
You should use the guidance to consider the risk within your premises and decide which mitigations are appropriate to adopt.