PM Addresses the Nation on Coronavirus
Last night the Prime Minister addressed the nation on coronavirus. In his speech, along with the planned roadmap for exiting the lockdown, he announced a significant change with regards to going to work to be implemented this week.
Last night the Prime Minister addressed the nation on coronavirus. In his speech, along with the planned roadmap for exiting the lockdown, he announced the following significant change to be implemented this week:
"...the first step is a change of emphasis that we hope that people will act on this week.
We said that you should work from home if you can, and only go to work if you must.
We now need to stress that anyone who can’t work from home, for instance those in construction or manufacturing, should be actively encouraged to go to work.
And we want it to be safe for you to get to work. So you should avoid public transport if at all possible – because we must and will maintain social distancing, and capacity will therefore be limited.
So work from home if you can, but you should go to work if you can’t work from home.
And to ensure you are safe at work we have been working to establish new guidance for employers to make workplaces COVID-secure.
And when you do go to work, if possible do so by car or even better by walking or bicycle. But just as with workplaces, public transport operators will also be following COVID-secure standards."
The 'guidance for employers to make workplaces COVID-secure' mentioned above is expected to be made available this week. Once we have had chance to digest the information within that document we will be launching a series of free training webinars for members to help to explain how the guidance can be implemented in members' workplaces.