Legislative and Guidance Update – New COVID-19 Protocol November 2020

Compliplus COVID 19 UpdateThe Return to Work Safely Protocol: COVID-19 Specific National Protocol for Employers and Workers which was first issued on the 8th of May 2020, has been updated on the 20th of November 2020.

The reason for the update is to bring the document in line with the Government’s Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID19 as well as updating the public health advice available since its first publication.

The revised document is called the “Work Safely Protocol” designed to support employers and workers to put infection prevention and control (IPC) and other measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. In addition, it covers the measures needed to both ensure the safe operation of workplaces and the reopening of workplaces following temporary closure due to local and regional restrictions.

As advice issued by Government and NPHET continues to evolve, the Work Safely Protocol and the measures employers and workers need to address will also evolve. The details included in the Work Safely Protocol are therefore non-exhaustive and are subject to change.

As with the original protocol, the Work Safely Protocol applies to all sectors, and business and sectors must review and update their policies and procedures in line with the Work Safely Protocol.

We have provided a bulletin with the key enhancements and additions associated with the Work Safety Protocol in order to assist organisations with the updating of their arrangements in line with the Work Safely Protocol. Please note that in the interest of brevity, the details are a summation of the key changes and are therefore non-exhaustive so additional guidance may be required for specific sections as required by the nature of activities being undertaken.

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