COVID-19 National Protocol for Employers and Workers.
The Work Safely Protocol which was published in November 2020 (and updated in December
2020 and in May 2021) to reflect the Government’s ‘Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan
for Living with COVID-19’ as well as updating the Public Health advice available at that time.
On 31 August 2021, the Government published ‘Reframing the Challenge: Continuing our
Recovery and Reconnecting’, containing updated guidance to take effect from 20 September
2021, as part of a gradual and careful re-opening process. On 19 October 2021, the
Government, taking into account the latest developments with regards to the incidence and
behaviour of COVID-19, and progress in the roll out of vaccinations, announced further steps
in reopening, to take effect from 22 October 2021. However, due to a rise in the number of
COVID-19 patients in hospitals and in intensive care units, further restrictions were announced
on the 16th of November by Government in response to this development. This revision of the
Protocol has been undertaken to reflect these new restrictions and how they affect workplaces.
The appendix change control page reflects the changes made. The Work Safely Protocol
continues to apply in full, setting out the minimum Public Health infection prevention and
control measures required to be taken by employers and workers, in every place of work, to
prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
For more information click on link : HERE
Ref: Dept of Enterprise Trade and Employment dated 18 Nov 2021.