The chemicals industry, like the rest of the world, has been heavily impacted by Covid-19. As well as dealing with regulatory deadlines and the new obligations as a result of leaving the EU, the chemicals industry has also been helping to protect the world through the continued manufacture of hand sanitisers and the development of vaccines.

This toolkit provides step-by-step guidance and links to key information and templates on the website for managing Covid-19. This information is being continually checked and updated.


The World Health Organization (WHO) explains that coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). This particular version has been named “Covid-19”.

Employer duties

Employers should remember that they have a duty of care towards their employees and should take reasonable steps to protect the health and safety of their workforce, preventing them from exposing themselves to unnecessary risk.

Last reviewed 1 June 2022