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Health & Safety and reintegration

The remaining Coivd-19 restrictions were lifted in England on 19 July 2021, including the instruction to work from home where possible. Many offices will be opening again for the first time since the pandemic began. Although the government no longer requires employers to take certain steps, employers need to think carefully about how to manage the health and safety implications of reopening workplaces.

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 continuing government guidelines in relation to managing workplace risks. Implementing a carefully considered return to work plan will be critical.

The government has updated its guidance for employers on working safely during coronavirus to reflect Step 4 and the removal of the remaining restrictions in the UK. 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 coronavirus FAQs on managing a safe return to work. 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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