Head of Employment, Linky Trott writes in today’s eprivateclient on the UK Government guidance on how to manage staff working in your own home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
As part of the Government’s ‘phasing’ out of lockdown the UK Government has published its more detailed guidance to employers on the ‘lockdown release’ arrangements. Within that guidance, there are eight specific guides for different workplaces, one of which is for those working in other people’s homes.
Much of the guide however addresses guidance for those who may be doing ad hoc work in a home (e.g. kitchen fitters) or those who are delivering. For classic, ‘home staff’ such as cleaners, nannies, gardeners, drivers, housekeepers etc, the detail is light. In the circumstances, it would be prudent to consider what could be taken from other aspects of guidance produced for other working environments, for example, office workers, much of which would be relevant to a home working environment also.
Read the full article on eprivateclient here (subscription required).
Linky’s earlier blog on a similar subject is also available here.