10 Sep Work Safely Protocol Guidance Note
Following on from the Government’s “Reframing the Challenge: Continuing our Recovery and Reconnecting” plan issued on 31 August 2021, the Government has released a Guidance Note on the Work Safely Protocol to take effect from 20 September 2021.
From now until 20 September 2021, the current public health guidance remains that workers should work from home unless necessary to attend in person. Employers and workers should continue to follow this guidance.
From 20 September 2021, attendance at the workplace for specific business requirements, for those still working from home, may commence on a phased and staggered basis. Employers, together with their workers, should now start planning and preparing for a staggered and phased return to the workplace as of 20 September. The Government is also calling on employers, in consultation with their workers, to start to develop longer-term arrangements for blended or remote working having regard to their operational requirements.
Please note that the existing version of the Work Safely Protocol remains applicable until the 22 October 2021.