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Employment: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 34403, tabled on 24 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether non-customer facing workers who do not have the facilities to work from home are able to continue to work at their workplace during the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

21 April 2020

Government advice is clear. If at all possible, people should work at home and where they cannot, employers should ensure that the work environment is a safe one and follow all relevant public health guidance.

Businesses and employees can get advice on individual employment issues by visiting the Acas website at www.acas.org.uk. Businesses can also ring the BEIS Business Support Line, 0300 456 3565, for further advice on support for business.

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