Some employers and workers never stopped working during the pandemic, some have just come back to work, and others are beginning to return to their workplaces – on land, deep underground, at sea or in the air.
The ILO has developed a general action checklist for the prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 at work, a policy brief on a safe and healthy return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic and ten action points for a safe return to work, along with general guidance for employers on COVID-19 prevention.
The ILO has furthermore developed – or contributed to other United Nations agencies’ – more detailed guidance and tools to assist employers and workers in preventing and controlling COVID-19 in specific sectors:
Forestry, wood, pulp and paper
ILO, UNESCO and the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030: Supporting teachers in back-to-school efforts - Guidance for policy-makers
ILO, UNESCO and the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030: Supporting teachers in back-to-school efforts – A toolkit for school leaders
ILO: Information note on maritime labour issues and coronavirus (COVID-19) Revised version 2.0
IMO: Circular Letter No.4204/Add.14 on Recommended framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
IMO: Circular Letter No.4204/Add.15 on Coronavirus (COVID 19) - Personal protective equipment
Textiles, clothing, leather and footwear
ILO: Compilation of Guidelines on Covid-19 Transmission, Prevention and Management (Better Work Indonesia)
ILO: COVID-19 Management Guidance with Self-assessment checklist for RMG and footwear factories (Better Work Bangladesh)