The successful vaccine rollout has meant that COVID-19 workplace guidelines are now shifting. Where previously the thought of working in the office felt like a dream, now we’re seeing more and more people return to work.
However, employers must stay in line with the latest guidance. The advice still changes quickly, and you need to do everything possible to keep employees safe.
Test your COVID-19 workplace guidelines knowledge below.
COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines Quiz
Take a look at the multiple-choice questions below. How many can you answer correctly? Don’t peek – the answers are available at the end of the piece.
Q: You no longer need to wear masks to attend work.
A) Masks should be worn at all times when indoors.
B) Masks should only be worn if social distancing can’t be achieved.
C) Masks are no longer needed.
D) You don’t need to wear a mask if you’ve been vaccinated.
2) Your workplace must be professionally cleaned every day to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A) This is up to the employer, but hand sanitisers must be used.
B) Cleaning must be undertaken every day.
C) Cleaning is no longer needed.
D) Cleaning depends on the type of work undertaken, with hand sanitisers and cleaning stations being needed for all workplaces.
3) You no longer have to do a COVID risk assessment
A) COVID-19 workplace risk assessments are no longer needed.
B) COVID risk assessments must only be undertaken if one or more members of staff are immunocompromised.
C) COVID risk assessments are still needed before opening the office back up.
D) COVID risk assessments aren’t needed if the workforce is vaccinated.
4) Restrictions are now the same across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
A) Restrictions will continue to be the same across each nation.
B) Each nation still has individual restrictions that must be followed.
C) All restrictions have now ended in each country.
D) Restrictions depend on vaccine uptake in each country.
5) You no longer have to protect at-home workers.
A) At-home workers don’t need the same protections as in-office workers.
B) At-home workers have the same rights as in-office workers and should have the same attention.
C) At-home workers should return to the office.
D) Office workers and at-home workers should be treated differently, with separate rules, regulations and risk assessments.
Prepare to Return to the Office Now
You don’t want to leave preparation for returning to the office too late. Our range of office signs can get you ready to welcome your staff back safely.
We’ve also discussed the importance of caring for at-home workers in a separate blog, as well as the essential role risk assessments have.