- March 20, 2020
- Posted by: Laura
The government published its coronavirus action plan on 3 March 2020. As part of its phased response, action would include encouraging more home working where it was practical and realistic.
To help businesses adapt, our partner, Citation, have put together this guide outlining the key points for implementing temporary homeworking and making it work for your business.
The guide answers some of the most commonly answered questions, including:
- I don’t know if home working is a reasonable consideration for my business – how do I decide?
- Will employees be classed as ‘homeworkers’ during this period – will home become their usual place of work?
- My employees haven’t worked from home before – what do I need to consider?
- I’m providing additional equipment for homeworking – what if it’s stolen or damaged?
- Are there any Health & Safety considerations for homeworking?
Citation’s coronavirus business toolkit
With daily increases of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus Citation, also has put together a wider toolkit essential resources that can help safeguard your business against COVID-19, including:
- Guide (updated daily): the most frequently asked questions around both the Health & Safety and HR and Employment Law implications of coronavirus
- Top tips on how to you maintain the wellbeing of your employees while they work from home
- Free hand hygiene training module
- Article: government releases guidance on ‘key workers’ and childcare requirements
- Article: PM urges businesses to ‘stand by your employees’ in daily briefing
- Article: measures step once more as UK schools set to close
- Article: managing risks to staff and your workplace
- Article: what financial relief packages did the chancellor announce are available to support businesses and the economy?
- Article: what measures did the government announce in the budget to support businesses?
This guidance will be updated daily, and you can visit citation.co.uk for all the latest information.
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