Businesses & Employers

Information for businesses and employers












What steps should you take as an employer?

Provide your employees with up-to-date information, advice and guidance about COVID-19. This could include details on symptoms; the best and most effective ways of preventing the spread of the virus; and what to do if they experience symptoms. The Department of Health and Social Care post updates information online at 2pm every day- it might be useful to circulate this information.

Make sure to promote good hygiene practices by all staff, such as washing hands regularly with soap and water or sanitising gel, using disposable tissues when coughing or sneezing and disposing of these immediately afterwards, and avoiding touching the eyes, nose and mouth.

Increase the frequency and extent of cleaning within the workplace, focusing on communal and frequently touched areas such as door handles, telephones, photocopiers and banisters. Provide antibacterial hand gel if you can.

What you need to know


This guidance will assist employers, businesses and their staff in addressing coronavirus (COVID-19).

This guidance may be updated in line with the changing situation.

It’s good practice for employers to:

This is the most upto date key information, background and guidance issued by the government. It is constantly changing, so please be sure to check the website for the most recent updates on a  daily or weekly basis.

Find out more on COVID-19 and ensure your workplace is safe, protected and free from germs wherever possible.


More Information

Below are links to resources you may find helpful during the Covid-19 pandemic: