Over recent weeks, the UK government has announced the first steps it is taking to get businesses up and running again in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This publication highlights a number of key areas for UK employers to consider as they start to plan ahead to re-establish and maintain their businesses, while at the same time ensuring that they comply with their legal obligations towards the workforce. While the considerations are plentiful, this guidance focuses on health and safety, human resources, and workplace planning and management.

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The analysis and opinion contained in the guidance is based on a review of the government guidance as at 18 May 2020 and does not constitute legal advice. The Reed Smith employment and health and safety teams are available to assist businesses to prepare for employees returning to the workplace by staying abreast of developments in the law and guidance, and providing strategic and day-to-day advice on handling the challenges arising from preparations for the return to the workplace. Specific advice can be obtained from the key contacts mentioned in the publication.