Coronavirus or COVID-19 is an illness that can affect people’s airways and lungs. With cases of coronavirus reported around the globe, including in the UK, governments and health organisations are taking steps to contain the spread of the virus and support businesses to protect themselves.

If you are an employer or a business owner the Government encourages you to read and follow the guidance for employers and businesses.

This guidance will assist employers and businesses in providing advice to staff on:

  • the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19

  • what to do if someone with suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 has been in a workplace setting

  • what advice to give to individuals who have travelled to specific areas, as outlined by the Chief Medical Officer

  • advice for the certification of absence from work resulting from COVID-19

If you would like to receive updates on the government’s response to COVID-19 you can sign up for email alerts.


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