11 May 2020
Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said:
"Safety is at the heart of business thinking. Unless people feel safe, employees won't return, customers will stay away and the restart will falter, harming livelihoods and public services.
"This guidance will help. It gives firms a clearer picture of how to reopen safely and gradually.
"The guidance builds on the good proactive plans many firms have developed during lockdown. Excellent employee engagement, fast workplace innovation and transparency have helped many companies support livelihoods. It’s right to build on this.
"The UK faces months of change and challenge. These guidelines will need to continue evolve based on insight from the ground.
"And employers, employee representatives and relevant enforcement agencies must work together, supporting these plans to build public trust and get our economy back on its feet."