Businesses are urged to maintain Covid-secure measures as staff return to offices and workplaces.

As schools return from their summer holidays, organisations have been advised to “not let their guard down” around the safety in the workplace.

IOSH, the professional body for health and safety professionals, has urged businesses not to relax their enforcement of Covid guidelines just because society is working towards “normality”

In particular, IOSH cautioned that returning to school today for many pupils in England could lead to a wider spike in infections, citing reports suggesting that the same happened when children returned to schools in Scotland last week.

They went on to advise that now would be a good time for businesses to review the effectiveness of the measures they currently have in place, stressing that putting in place a Covid risk assessment was an important starting point.