Talking with your workers about preventing coronavirus (COVID-19)

Latest advice on keeping workplaces safe from COVID-19

This page is up to date with working safely guidance in England. You can check the most up to date measures on GOV.UK. There are different regulations and guidance for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The latest advice on continuing to keep workplaces safe will help you assess the risks and reduce COVID-19 transmission. This includes links to advice from public health bodies and other government departments on measures not implemented by HSE.

2. Supporting vulnerable workers

Some people might be anxious about the idea of going to the workplace.This includes workers who:

  • were previously identified as clinically extremely vulnerable
  • are immunosuppressed
  • live with people who are in these categories

You can help and support these workers by:

  • explaining clearly how you’re managing the risks from COVID-19
  • talking to them about any concerns they may have
  • making sure everyone works safely

Questions to help you support vulnerable workers

  • What else can we do to help people going to the workplace?
  • Is there any work that can be done at home?
  • What can you do?
  • What can your manager do?
  • What can the company or organisation do?

Find out more

Read our guidance on protecting vulnerable workers.

We review and update this page regularly to reflect any changes in guidance.

Page last reviewed: 19 January 2022

Next review due: 30 January 2022

Updated 2022-01-19