Coronavirus: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 20th October 2020.

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Photo of Ian Mearns Ian Mearns Chair, Backbench Business Committee, Chair, Backbench Business Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage employers to follow the Government's guidance pertaining to allowing employees to work from home in response to increased covid-19 cases.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Government made the announcement on 22 September that people should work from home if they can. It is expected that employers will follow this advice, where it is appropriate to do so. A number of guidance documents are available, targeted at specific sectors, on working safely during the COVID-19 pandemic at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19

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