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Guidance COVID-19: Back to the workplace



The European Commission has published a guidance document on adapting workplaces and protecting workers for when the physical distancing measures achieve a sufficient reduction in COVID-19 transmission rates and national administrations are authorising a gradual resumption of work activities. The full text is available here.


The (non-binding) guidance covers subjects as:

  • Risk assessment and appropriate measures
    • minimising exposure to COVID-19
    • resuming work after a period of closure
    • coping with a high rate of absence
    • managing workers working from home
  • Involving workers
  • Taking care of workers who have been ill
  • Planning and learning for the future
  • Staying well informed
  • Information specific for sectors and occupations
    • Construction
    • Retail
    • Food
    • Maintenace and domestic services
    • Leisure and entertainment
    • Education
    • Hairdressing
    • Policing and prisons
    • National compilations (non-exchaustive)
    • Transport
    • Health and care services
    • Others (f.e. schools and nurseries, funeral homes, call centres, automotive indusrtu, textile, clots, leather and footware industries, security guards)



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