Returning to work after Covid-19

Advice & resources for returning to work safely


As the situation regarding Coronavirus is changing rapidly, please make sure that you keep yourself updated by visiting the Government website ( as well as for more specific local information.

Useful downloads

  • “Returning to Work” crib sheet. Resources and guidance for VCS groups > Read more
  • Operating Procedure for the Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) and community centre settings > Read more
  • Checklist to ensure safe reopening of VCS and Community Settings > Read more

Embedding staff wellbeing at work

Ideas for improving wellbeing in voluntary & community groups. Read more

Further information

Employee support

What to do if you’re employed and cannot work

What to do if you’re self-employed and getting less work or no work


Guidance for employers & employees

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)


Guidance for food businesses

COVID-19: guidance for food businesses

Document from London Borough of Hackney

Food Standards Agency

Reopening checklist for food businesses during COVID-19

Food delivery and takeaway guidance

Distance selling, mail order and delivery


Guidance for pregnant women

Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy


Hand washing & cleaning

How to wash your hands

COVID-19: cleaning of non-healthcare settings

Cleaning your workplace to reduce risk from coronavirus (COVID-19)

Cleaning effectively in your business (food provision)


Risk assessments

Managing risks and risk assessment at work

A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace

Document: COVID risk assessment template



Working safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Legionella risks during the coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus (COVID-19): personal protective equipment (PPE)



COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable


Social distancing (public)

Staying alert and safe (social distancing) until 4 July

Stay at home

COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection


Test & Trace

NEW Information about recording customer details

NHS test and trace: how it works

NHS test and trace: workplace guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested


Voluntary & charity sector

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the charity sector

NCVO website, including safety information for volunteers, risk assessments, PPE as well as more general operational guidance for voluntary groups

Health & Safety Executive 


Young people

Guidance from the National Youth Agency