From 1 April 2022, employers are not explicitly required to consider COVID-19 as part of risk assessments but there is an overriding duty to identify workplace risks and reduce them to the lowest level possible. Employers should at least include coronavirus risks in their risk management assessments and consider measures such as a flexible approach to continued home or hybrid working and workplace measures such as ventilation, handwashing, social distancing and the use of PPE even though most legal restrictions have come to an end.
There is a specific duty to undertake risk assessments for pregnant workers and these should also be undertaken for at risk individuals, such as the clinically vulnerable and those who may be classed as disabled under the Equality Act.
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