Who is allowed to go to work?

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In case anyone is in any doubt about which businesses can be open and which should remain closed, it would be ideal to provide and overview.

In the first instance, employers should continue to make every effort to support working from home and this applies particularly to those who usually work in offices or online.

Where work can only be done in the workplace the government has announced, workplaces will need to adhere to COVID-19 secure guidelines which has been developed in consultation with businesses and trade unions. The Government will be publishing even more details guidelines soon.

These 'back to work' guidelines will apply to:

  • Supermarkets
  • Garden centres (from Wednesday 13 May)
  • Those in construction and manufacturing
  • Those working in lads and research facilities
  • Those administering takeaways and deliveries at restaurants and cafes
  • Tradesmen, cleaners and others who work in people's homes
  • Those who are facilitating trade and transport goods

Non-essential retails, restaurants, pubs, bars, gymds and leisure centres will remain closed. They will re-open in a phased manner provided it is safe to do so.

For more information about the latest updates and plans regarding Covid-19, you can view the full documents from the government by clicking here.