Public Health England has published new guidance specifically for employers and businesses on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The government says that the new guidance will assist employers and businesses in providing advice to staff on:

  • the novel coronavirus, COVID-19
  • how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections, including COVID-19
  • what to do if someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 has been in a workplace setting
  • what advice to give to individuals who have travelled to specific areas, as outlined by the Chief Medical Officer 
  • advice for the certification of absence from work resulting from COVID-19.

In addition, the government is publishing online daily updates for the general public on COVID-19, containing the latest information and advice, including on the current situation in the UK.

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