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These documents can be used to assist employers in reopening the workplace following the relaxation of the coronavirus lockdown. 

Return to work questionnaire
Return to work questionnaire

Use this questionnaire to ensure staff compliance with return to work measures. It also asks questions on workplace hygiene, medically vulnerable staff, external contractors, working procedures and staff mental health. 

Return to work form
Return to work form

Staff can complete this form before being asked to return to work. It asks for confirmation that they have not been in contact with Covid-19 and outlines what staff should do if they feel they have been. 

Income Supports October 2020
Income Supports August 2020
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This document outlines the government's Income Support Scheme and what employers need to do to benefit from this. 

Letter advising a temporary period of homeworking is to continue
Letter advising a temporary period of homeworking is to continue

This letter outlines that it has been necessary to extend a period of homeworking despite the workplace starting to reopen. It also confirms that the period of homeworking will be kept under constant review.

Letter informing staff that the workplace is to reopen and safety provisions in place
Letter informing staff that the workplace is to reopen and safety provisions in place

This letter should be distributed to staff prior to them returning to the workplace. It outlines all steps that have been taken to ensure their safety, including cleaning and social distancing measures in place. 

Letter to amend start and finish times due to shift staggering
Letter to amend start and finish times due to shift staggering

This letter can be used to seek an employee’s agreement to an amendment to their working hours due to shift staggering as part of social distancing to prevent coronavirus spread.

Letter to recall employee to workplace due to easing or lifting of lockdown
Letter to recall employee to workplace due to easing or lifting of lockdown

This letter can be used to inform an employee that, due to the easing of the lockdown, a temporary period of homeworking implemented because the workplace had to close will cease and they are required to return to the workplace

Letter to staff who refuse to work due to Covid-19 concerns
Letter to staff who refuse to work due to Covid-19 concerns

It also provides options to list any additional steps taken in response to any particular issues raised by staff, alongside confirmation as to whether they will be required back at work or whether they can stay away for now.

Record of returning to the workplace after lockdown conversation
Record of returning to the workplace after lockdown conversation

This records discussions with the employee, including if they have any concerns and the procedures put in place by the company to keep them safe.

Letter on agreement of variation of contract due to COVID-19
Letter on agreement of variation of contract due to COVID-19

This letter confirms that a contract is being varied as a result of the pandemic, including the exact variation and when this is to take place.

Government framework for working through COVID-19
Government framework for working through COVID-19

This framework provides clarity on what restrictive measures are appropriate around the country based on the pattern and progress of COVID-19 in a particular area at a particular time.