Vulnerable workers and coronavirus

Find out what you need to know to work safely and protect yourself or loved ones from infection while working during the pandemic.

Guidance in all parts of the UK on shielding has changed, this is because rates of transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community have fallen.  If you have been able to work from home then this should continue but you can also return to your work if it is covid secure. 

If you work in the NHS in England, Scotland, Wales or the HSC in Northern Ireland they have their own guidance on risk assessments that should be carried out. 

English guidance

Northern Ireland FAQs

Welsh guidance

Scottish guidance on risk assessment

If you do not work in the NHS then it is still important that your employer carries out a risk assessment. More guidance can be found on the health and safety executive website

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