Working from Home or at Workplace

For the foreseeable future, workers should continue to work from home rather than their normal physical workplace, wherever possible.

All reasonable steps should be taken by employers to help people work from home. Those who are able to work from home will allow those who have to attend workplaces in person to do so while minimising the risk of overcrowding on public transport and in public places.


All workers who cannot work from home should travel to work if their workplace is open.

The guidance states that, if a worker cannot work from home, they should travel to their workplace (if it is open) in sectors like food production, construction, manufacturing, logistics, distribution and scientific research in laboratories. Employers should plan for the minimum number of people needed to be on site to operate safely and effectively.

Hospitality businesses must remain closed, although non-essential retail businesses can open from June 15.