Protecting vulnerable workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

All employers have a legal duty to protect workers from harm.

HSE has produced guidance on protecting vulnerable workers from coronavirus (COVID-19).

You should make sure you consider the risk to workers who are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19) and put controls in place to reduce that risk.

HSE guidance explains what you should as an employer to protect vulnerable workers during the pandemic. It covers the following topics:

  • supporting workers in higher-risk groups
  • clinically extremely vulnerable workers
  • supporting extremely vulnerable workers returning to work
  • protections in local lockdown areas
  • pregnant workers

There are also links to the latest information on shielding and protecting workers in England, Scotland and Wales.

Read the full advice and guidance on protecting vulnerable workers from COVID-19.