There is currently a plethora of press coverage discussing when lockdown restrictions may be relaxed. It is clear that, at the point the restrictions are relaxed, this will initially be a limited relaxation in order to guard against a second peak in infection.
Large retail organisations are already taking steps to move from online sales to opening stores, and businesses will be keen to limit as far as possible any economic damage they may sustain as a result of the lockdown.
Given that restrictions may be revoked, at least in part, with relatively short notice, businesses should start considering how they may be able to bring staff back to the workplace, including in relation to:
- physical considerations
- coronavirus symptoms
- refusal to return to work
Read more on these considerations here