Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19): Omicron Variant

9th December 2021

For your information, guidance documents for the construction industry, other outdoor work and working in offices have been updated following the emergence of the new ‘variant of concern’, Omicron.

The two documents that have been updated are;

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) Construction and other outdoor work

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) Offices

The key change relates to what happens if NHS Test and Trace notify someone that they are a close contact of a person with a suspected or confirmed case of the Omicron variant. Should this occur, the person will be instructed to self-isolate regardless of their age or vaccination status. 

If you would like further guidance about this update or have any other questions about the best ways to reduce the risk of COVID19 spreading in your organisation, please don’t hesitate to contact us at BSG:


T. 0300 304 9070