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New government guidance

The government has set out the plans for moving to the next phase of its response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Changes to the lockdown restrictions begin today, Wednesday 13 May, so there is new guidance on staying alert and safe (social distancing) and staying safe outside your home.

The government has also put together some information about what you can and can't do and advised people to consider wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces. There's a guide on how to make and wear one on their website. 

The government has produced guidance to help employers, employees and the self employed to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible.  For more information or to report an incident please see our workplace health and safety information.


When this content has been updated

Last updated 13 May 2020