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Last updated 25 June 2020

The Government has revised its guidelines for social distancing this week from two meters to one metre plus in England from 4 July 2020. There has been no easing of guidelines in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales at the time of writing.

Our position, developed in close working alliance with our sister organisations BACP and BPC, is to make you aware of the UK Government guidelines which insist on avoiding close contact with other people wherever possible, but that you should use your professional judgement and refer to your insurers and, where applicable, your employers.

This week’s announcement is a positive indication that the initial COVID-19 spike has passed, however the virus is still just as contagious and potentially fatal. This means continuing to work remotely wherever possible with your clients as most of you have managed to do.

Nevertheless, this easing may offer some members and clients in England the opportunity to consider resuming in-person working if they have been working exclusively remotely during lockdown. We have, therefore, developed a new page to help you think about this possibility.

We are advising people who are looking for information about the virus to visit the NHS website, where you will find the most up-to-date information, including what to do if you are worried you might have symptoms, advice for travellers and common questions. The GOV.UK website also has up-to-date information about the situation in the UK.

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