First, please check that you are considered ‘Clinically Extremely Vulnerable’ (CEV) as defined by the NI Executive.
From 12 April 2021, the advice from the Northern Ireland Executive is that if you are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable you should work from home where this is possible.
If it is not possible, you can attend your workplace, provided your employer has taken the proper measures to ensure social distancing in your place of work, and you can travel to work in a way which allows for social distancing.
This change in advice will be subject to ongoing review of the status of the virus in Northern Ireland.
If you have any concerns about your safety in the workplace, you are encouraged to discuss these with your line manager and/or human resources business partner.
They will be best placed to advise on appropriate measures for your particular role and workplace, including, for example, if there might be scope to re-design your role, change your working pattern or location, or reduce contact with others.
If you're ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ or ‘vulnerable’, remember it's important to continue to be particularly careful in following the advice to:
In terms of what is best for you as an individual, you should assess the risk in light of the above and take advice from your GP, clinician/specialist Consultant as necessary.