In its ‘Roadmap Reviews’ paper on 5 April the Government clarified how it intends to manage the pandemic once we take (hopefully) the final step out of lockdown on 21 June – when all restrictions are expected to be lifted.
Included is a COVID-Status Certification Review, which will explore how COVID-status certification might help in reopening the economy and reducing social distancing restrictions. The Government’s ability to
relax social distancing measures will be tied to decisions made by this review.
Also under way is a Social Distancing Review, to establish how social distancing measures can be reduced in different settings, including the workplace. As part of this review, the Department for Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is consulting with businesses about possible long-term social distancing measures to bring workers back into the office, with ideas including six months of social distancing each year and the longer-term use of masks and transparent plastic screens.
In our webinar following the 17 May coronavirus update we’ll be discussing this subject in more detail. Further information can be found here.