Supporting staff at home and work

COVID-19 health, safety and wellbeing

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the ways in which our NHS staff work and how NHS organisations have had to adapt. 

In this section you will find guidance on how to enable and support those staff who may have switched to working from home, including staff suffering from domestic violence, and those staff who have remained in the workplace. 

As we move through the pandemic, we have outlined organisational considerations to help you plan for staff returning to the workplace, either following a period of sickness absence, self-isolation, working from home and returning from shielding, which includes training, tools to support confident conversations and examples of good practice from NHS trusts.

To help you support your staff you can also read The Health Protection Regulations from Capsticks in response to a number of queries regarding the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020/1045 (‘the Self-Isolation Regulations’).
COVID-19 health, safety and wellbeing

Supporting staff to return to the workplace

Information and guidance to help plan and support staff as they return to work.

COVID-19 health, safety and wellbeing

Enabling and supporting staff to work from home

How to best support your staff to work from home during COVID-19, including staff suffering domestic abuse and violence.

COVID-19 health, safety and wellbeing

Supporting leaders and line managers

Guidance on supporting your leaders and line managers in the workplace

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