This guide will help you to think about the sort of issues all businesses will need to consider as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are relaxed and to help you plan for your employees return to work. The guiding principal in managing a return to work should be how you take care of your people and safeguard their health and well-being. Many people will be concerned and anxious about being at work and/or travelling to and from it. Equally, many employers will feel nervous in opening their workplaces during COVID-19.
This guide is to help you support the needs of your employees as well as those of the business and it covers: Resource planning; How to unfurlough your employees; Employee communication; Strategy; The emotional impact of COVID-19; Training; Practical considerations for returning to work; Adaptations to the role, working hours and workplace; Employee declaration; Managing and recording absences from work; Refusal to work; and Health and Safety.