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Coronavirus (COVID-19): social distancing in non-healthcare public services

Advice for organisations and their staff working in non-healthcare public services.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): social distancing in non-healthcare public services
Staff with health conditions or who are pregnant

Staff with health conditions or who are pregnant

Staff with other conditions that mean they are at increased risk of serious illness as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) should work from home where possible, and workplaces should endeavour to support this. More advice on this is included in the social distancing guidance.

Staff with serious underlying health conditions which put them at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19), should rigorously follow shielding measures in order to keep themselves safe. Staff in this position must not attend work. More advice on this can be found in the NHS Inform guidance on shielding.

Staff who have household members who are at very high risk of severe illness (requiring 'shielding')

Staff who are living with someone who is pregnant or with a known health condition can attend work.

Staff who are living with a household member that is shielding, are not required to adopt shielding measures for themselves, however, they should follow the guidance on social distancing.