Acas has published advice for employers on dealing with the new coronavirus outbreak, including how to handle employees who have the virus and those who do not want to come into work because they are worried about catching it.
The risk of catching coronavirus (COVID-19) in workplaces is currently low.
It's still good practice to make sure everyone at work follows simple hygiene rules, such as:
In case coronavirus spreads more widely in the UK, employers should consider some simple steps to help protect the health and safety of staff.
The coronavirus outbreak has the potential to disrupt supply chains – mitigate the risks by creating business continuity plans. These plans should pinpoint contingencies in critical areas and include backup plans for transportation, communications, supply, and cash flow. Involve your suppliers and customers in developing these plans. Don’t forget your staff. A backup plan is needed for people too. The plan may include contingencies for more automation, remote-working arrangements, or other flexible human resourcing in response to personnel constraints.
For further guidance on Coronavirus please visit the following websites: