Government guidance: Easing of restrictions from 4 July

Article date
24 June 2020
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced the government’s plan to continue to ease the restrictions around social distancing. Some additional guidance is now available:

Organisations should continue to take particular care with any service users, staff, volunteers or members of the public who may be on either:

Such individuals will continue to be at increased risk should they be exposed to the virus.

If you are planning on re-opening your services then please ensure you complete a full risk assessment and consider the implications on all involved with the organisations, and in particular those who are clinically vulnerable or clinically extremely vulnerable. A phased return has been favoured by organisations such as St John’s Ambulance, with a continuation of virtual services. The government is still recommending working from home where possible and for non-essential services.

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