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Government COVID Guidance updates for businesses


The government has announced that the measures put in place under Plan B in December will be lifted in England.

The government has announced that the measures put in place under Plan B in England will be lifted. This means:

  • Workers are no longer asked to work from home if they can. People should talk to their employers to agree arrangements to return to the workplace.
  • From 27 January, there is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering. People are still advised to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where they may come into contact with people they do not normally meet.
  • From 27 January, venues and events are no longer required by law to check visitors’ NHS COVID Pass. They can still choose to use the NHS COVID Pass on a voluntary basis.

For further information and government guidance on how your business can continue to work safely during COVID under the updated measures, click here. Within the government guidance, there are separate guidance articles for people working in the following industries:

Construction and other outdoor work

Events and attractions

Hotels and guest accommodation

Offices, factories and labs

Restaurants, pubs, bars, nightclubs and takeaway services

Shops, branches, and close contact services.


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