COVID-19 Return to Works

COVID-19 Return to Works


There is extensive information available on returning to the workplace following the COVID-19 lockdown. We will not detract from the Government information and recommend the links below for official advice.

Peritus Health Management does recognise that many of the millions of workers returning to work will have underlying health conditions and they, and their employers, will need advice on risks, control measures, and return to work options.

The workplace infection transmission risk assessment remains the duty of the employer. Guidance on working safely during the coronavirus is available from:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19
https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/assets/docs/working-safely-guide.pdf
If you require support with this, please do not hesitate to contact us on admin@peritushealth.com or 01484 722444.

 

A risk assessment is required for employees at high risk of complications from COVID-19. Public Health England has identified those groups who are considered to be at increased risk of severe illness.
Employers should seek to identify staff who may be vulnerable (at risk) or extremely vulnerable (at high risk) and for whom adjustments to their work or alternative deployment may be required.

Those defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 should have received letters from NHS England, their GP or specialist, confirming that they meet the ‘extremely vulnerable criteria and recommending shielding measures to minimise or avoid all contacts with others and consideration should be given to remote working where possible. Advice on shielding is available from:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

Those who have not received a letter or been contacted by their GP should discuss their concerns with their GP/hospital clinician.

 

Peritus Health Management is using the Society of Occupational Medicine’s ‘COVID-19 Return to Work Guide for Health Professions Advising Patients and Employers’ to undertake a clinical assessment to determine medical / clinical vulnerability risk which is based on assessment of medical history and risk factors.

If you wish support in assessing your workplace risks and control measures, or individual clinical vulnerability to support a return to work, please do not hesitate to contact us on admin@peritushealth.com or 01484 722444.

 

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Published date: 21st May 2020

Last revision: 1st June 2020

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