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‘One stop’ advice on supporting disabled employees post-lockdown

15 May 2020

Our new ‘one stop’ advice page has launched to provide businesses with the latest guidance on supporting disabled colleagues, post-lockdown.

Launched by the Business Disability Forum’s Advice Service, ‘Back to business: Supporting disabled employees post-lockdown’, provides a round-up of all the latest guidance from the Government, the EHRC, and other official bodies. It also offers practical advice for businesses on planning their back to the workplace strategies.

The topics covered are based on the most common post-lockdown queries received by the Advice Service, in recent weeks.

Topics include:

  • General post-lockdown guidance
  • Commuting and travelling for work
  • Office environment
  • Psychological and social considerations
  • Monitoring compliance and behaviours
  • Preparing for a potential second wave
  • Employees waiting for NHS treatment and procedures

Angela Matthews, Head of Advice, Business Disability Forum, said:

“With guidance changing on a daily basis, we know it can be difficult for organisations to stay on top of the latest information and how it impacts on disabled colleagues.

“We hope our one-stop advice page will make it easier for organisations to quickly find the practical information that they need and ensure the needs of disabled colleagues are taken into consideration when planning for post-lockdown working.”

The one-stop advice page is the latest in a series of Covid-19 resources produced by the non-profit disability and business membership organisation to help organisations support disabled colleagues and customers.

‘Back to business: Supporting disabled employees post-lockdown’ can be found here.

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