Living with Covid-19 : National Protocol for Employers and Workers return to work safely.

Living with Covid-19: The Return to work Safely Protocol: Covid-19 specific national Protocol for Employers and Workers which was first issued on the 8th May 2020, has been updated on the 20th November 2020.

The reason for the document is to bring the document in line with the Government’s resilience and Recovery 2020-2021 plan for living with Covid19 as well as updating the public health available since its first publication.

The revised document is called the “work safely Protocol” designed to support employers and workers to put infection prevention and control (IPC) and other measures in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace. In addition, it covers the measures needed to both ensure the safe operation of workplaces and the reopening of, workplaces following temporary closure due to local and regional restrictions.

As advice issued by Government and NPHET continues to evolve, the work Safely Protocol and the measures employers and workers need to address will also evolve. The details included in the Work Safely Protocol are therefore non-exhaustive and are subject to change. (Compliplus Health & Safety , 24 november 2020)