Vulnerable workers

Certain health or demographic factors mean some people are more susceptible to infection than others. Those who are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 should be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.

It is important that, as lockdown is eased, employers continue to take steps to ensure these people are protected, for example by ensuring they can continue to work from home.

This page is designed to give general information about health and safety on returning to work. It does not cover all circumstances and should not be treated as a definitive answer. Members should contact Prospect either through the Member Contact Centre on 0300 600 1878 or contact their union rep or full-time officer for specific advice.