Health and Safety Executive

HSE: Protecting vulnerable workers during the coronavirus outbreak

HSE has produced guidance on protecting vulnerable workers from coronavirus.

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the government has defined some people as clinically extremely vulnerable (shielded).

Shielded workers are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus.

As an employer, you have a legal duty to protect workers from harm. You should make sure you consider the risk to workers who are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus and put controls in place to reduce that risk.

Read our latest advice and guidance on protecting vulnerable workers from COVID-19.