Shielding staff return-to-work toolkit


The coronavirus outbreak has caused large and sudden changes to the way we work at EEAST. Management and Staff have been forced to adapt quickly to new ways of working over the past year plus.

As lockdown measures begin to ease and with the national shielding lifted on the 1st April 2021, staff will be looking to their line manager to provide guidance during these uncertain times. 

SOM, in collaboration with the CIPD, Mind, ACAS and BITC have produced a toolkit to help employers plan a return to the workplace in a way that manages risk alongside their legal obligations.

The ‘Staff Shielding Returning To Work toolkit will be a useful resource in helping ease the transition and make sure staff coming back to work are reassured that their safety and wellbeing are a priority. At the heart of the Return-to-Work plan should be a commitment to support flexible and remote working (where possible) and support for physical and mental health for workers who cannot work.

 Download the full guidance for managers below.


Published April 8th 2021