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Health & Safety and reintegration

During the coronavirus crisis, many organisations have been focusing on issues concerning remote working and furloughing. However, as the government looks to ease current restrictions, it will be important for businesses to start to think carefully about how to safely manage the process of returning to the workplace.

The government changed its advice on working from home from the 1 August and has encouraged organisations to bring more staff back to the workplaceWe have seen similar approaches being taken in those countries which are ahead of the UK and beginning to take such steps. Companies have obligations to ensure the health and safety of both their employees and visitors to their premises. They will also have to comply with any continuing government guidelines, including in relation to social distancing. Implementing a carefully considered return to work plan will be critical.

We have produced a range of resources to help organisations consider these issues, including a useful guide on steps to consider during planning as well as a set of FAQs on workforce wellbeing. We have an experienced team available to provide comprehensive support with developing a return to work plan, adapting working arrangements, communicating with employees and providing training  to ensure the safety of your workforce.

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