Covid-19, a type of coronavirus, is thought to spread when air droplets released from an infected person are breathed in by others. The virus has circulated globally to become a pandemic and governments worldwide have put in place restrictive measures to combat the spread. As measures in the UK are lifted, the duty to manage Covid-19 risk in the workplace falls to individual businesses, which must review their risk assessments and put in place control measures to reduce the risk to their employees and others.

This topic describes many of the control measures that businesses can consider in their workplaces, such as increasing ventilation, as well as issues such as protecting vulnerable workers, managing an outbreak, vaccination and “Long Covid”.

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