The aim of this advice is to support implementation of social distancing measures to reduce spread of Covid-19 within public service workplaces. These measures are described in detail in the HPS guidance for non-healthcare settings. Please always check the online guidance on the HPS website for further advice.
It was announced on 23 March that the UK would enter a stricter period of social distancing, with people only allowed to leave home for very limited purposes; these include travelling for work purposes, but only where that work cannot be carried out from home.
The UK-wide measures are intended to slow the spread of the virus, reduce the numbers of people infected, particularly those most vulnerable to severe disease, and protect our health services.