COVID-19: a guide to temporary homeworking for businesses

COVID-19: a guide to temporary homeworking for businesses

The government published its coronavirus action plan on 3 March 2020. As part of its phased response, action would include encouraging more homeworking where it was practical and realistic.

To help businesses adapt, our partner, Citation, has put together this guide. It outlines the key points for implementing temporary homeworking and making it work for your business.


The guide answers some of the most commonly asked questions, including:

  • I don’t know if home working is a reasonable consideration for my business – how do I decide?

  • Will employees be classed as ‘homeworkers’ during this period – will home become their usual place of work?

  • My employees haven’t worked from home before – what do I need to consider?

  • I’m providing additional equipment for homeworking – what if it’s stolen or damaged?

  • Are there any extra Health & Safety considerations for homeworking?


Citation’s coronavirus business toolkit

With daily increases of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, Citation is also putting together a wider toolkit of essential resources that can help safeguard your business against COVID-19, including:

You can also get clued up on the latest changes by reading Citation’s news articles:

Citation’s guidance is updated daily, and you can visit for all the latest information.

Got any questions about how you’ll be affected?

Please call 0345 844 1111 to speak to a friendly advisor, or leave your details and query here. If you are a member of a trade association, just let us know which when making an enquiry.