Working safely during Coronavirus

Working safely during coronavirus guidance has been updated:

Construction and other outdoor work - Guidance for people who work in or run outdoor working environments.

Events and attractions - Guidance for people who work in settings related to events and visitor attractions.

Hotels and other guest accommodationguidance has been updated on managing risk, keeping customers, visitors and contractors safe, who should go to work, and Personal Protective Equipment and face coverings.

Offices, factories and labs - guidance for people who work in or run offices, factories, plants, warehouses, labs and research facilities and similar indoor environments.

Restaurants, pubs, bars, nightclubs and takeaway services - guidance for people who work in or run restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes, nightclubs or takeaways.

Shops, branches and close contact services - guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments and for people who provide close contact services, including hairdressers and beauticians.


This information provides advice for organisations and small businesses that are asked by government to collect and retain customer and visitor information, for a limited time period, for the purposes of a COVID-19 contact tracing scheme.

The guidance is designed for those who have limited experience of collecting and retaining personal data for business purposes.

Find out more here.

New guidance on social distancing has been published. The guidance includes information on businesses and venues and going to work. This guidance applies in England – people in ScotlandWales and Northern Ireland should follow the specific rules in those parts of the UK.

New guidance has been published on the principles that should be followed to ensure that time spent outside the home is as safe as possible.

Last updated: 29 April 2022, 12:24