Weekly Digest: Coronavirus workplace guidance and advice

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NHS test and trace: workplace guidance

The NHS test and trace service is designed to support economic recovery and help businesses work safely.

The Test and Trace service will help to manage the risk of the virus re-emerging as restrictions on everyday life are eased.


It is vital that employers play their part to make their workplace COVID-secure and encourage workers to follow any notifications to self-isolate.


Employers have a legal obligation to protect the health and safety of their workers and should follow the safer workplace guidance on GOV.UK.

Using PPE and face masks at work


During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, HSE has worked with others to develop guidance about PPE (personal protective equipment).

We have a page that signposts specific advice for workers and employers on taking steps to protect people during the coronavirus outbreak. This includes:

Hand sanitisers and surface disinfectants

hand sanitiser

HSE has guidance for employers who are providing hand sanitiser in their workplaces, and for existing and new manufacturers of hand sanitisers and surface disinfectants.

Our guidance has information on how HSE regulates these biocidal products and includes:

Help to improve our coronavirus guidance

It’s really important that we hear from our website users, so we can make sure we are providing the information and services you need. 

We are currently working on improving our information and guidance on working safely during the coronavirus outbreak.


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Thank you for your help.

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