Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 14th July 2021.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the planned easing of covid-19 restrictions on face coverings and social distancing from 19 June 2021, what steps he is taking to help ensure that people will be able to continue to exercise individual judgment on protective measures they wish to take when at work.

Photo of Paul Scully Paul Scully Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (London)

On Monday 5 July, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Prime Minister set out the details of the final stage of the roadmap and our approach for managing Covid as we learn to live with the virus. The ‘Working Safely’ guidance will be updated in advance of moving to step 4 which will happen on 19 July. It will set out a range of mitigations businesses should consider when carrying out their risk assessment.

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