This would be part of the fourth and final step of the Spring 2021 roadmap. The Prime Minister stated however that the guidance being dropped will 'be guided by what's happening with the pandemic' and will depend on 'keeping the virus down'.
Ahead of the fourth step, the Government has launched four roadmap reviews which will inform the Government's intention to drop the work from home guidance in one months' time. This includes a Social Distancing Review to establish how social distancing measures can be reduced in different settings, including the workplace. A firm position on dropping the guidance is therefore yet to be reached.
Employers should continue to refer to the Working safely during coronavirus guidance and be alert to any updates which may affect their businesses and employees returning to work. Depending on the nature of the work and operations, it may be necessary to refer to more than one of the guidance notes.
In light of the Government's intention to drop the work from home guidance in the coming weeks, employers should also prepare employees for a return to work and make sure their workplaces are COVID-secure. This should include: