Supporting staff health and safety

COVID-19 health, safety and wellbeing

Employers have a moral and statutory duty of care to protect and preserve their employees' health and safety.

Supporting staff to stay healthy and to protect themselves, their colleagues, patients and families, enables organisations to continue to deliver services through this challenging period and transition into a ‘new normal’.

In this section, you can:

  • access our guidance on supporting vulnerable staff with underlying health conditions and those in higher risk groups, including BME staff
  • understand how to enhance existing risk assessments particularly for at-risk and vulnerable groups, and BME staff
  • read the latest information on the use of personal protective equipment, infection control procedures and testing
  • view information on different occupational health provisions and the extra support available for occupational health services during COVID-19. 
COVID-19 health, safety and wellbeing

Occupational health

Guidance on different occupational health provisions.

COVID-19 health, safety and wellbeing

Risk assessments for staff

Information on vulnerable groups to inform risk assessments for staff during COVID-19.

COVID-19 health, safety and wellbeing

Infection control

Guidance on the use of personal protective equipment and infection control procedures.

COVID-19 health, safety and wellbeing

Supporting our most vulnerable people

Guidance on supporting staff with underlying health conditions and those who are in higher-risk groups.

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