The UK national government has announced, in relation to England only, a programme of progressive easing of current lockdown measures due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). With respect to working arrangements, the guidance provides that:
[a]ll reasonable steps should be taken by employers to help people work from home. But for those who cannot work from home and whose workplace has not been told to close, our message is clear: you should go to work.
This represents a change to the previous guidance for England, which provided that individuals who could not work from home should not go to work (to the extent they were not deemed to be key workers) unless it was absolutely necessary for them to do so.