NICS Recovery Plan, Health and Safety and Accommodation Guidelines

Date published: 25 June 2020

Last updated: 06 August 2021

This page contains information on the NICS Recovery Plan, latest Health and Safety information and guidance on returning to workplaces.

While some staff have continued to work in workplaces providing essential services, the majority of civil servants have been successfully working from home since 23 March 2020. 


All those who can work from home should continue to do so, however, as we move through the Executive's Pathway out of Restrictions, there may be an increase in the number of people needing access to workplaces.  This information has been developed with the support of colleagues across government to maintain a safer workplace for all. 

You will find guidance here for government offices along with information for Accommodation Officers and Premises teams, line managers and staff returning to the workplace.

Some Departments will also have additional guidance in place to cover non-office workplaces and those workplaces managed by private landlords.

This section will be regularly reviewed and updated. It is important you continue to check here for the latest information.

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