Stop COVID-19 at work!

Sector-specific guidance and tools for COVID-19 prevention and control

Resource list | 29 May 2020

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:


ILO: COVID-19 action checklist for the construction industry

Forestry, wood, pulp and paper

ILO and FAO: COVID-19 and logging: Prevention and control checklist


ILO: COVID-19 and accommodation food service activities: Prevention and control checklist


WHO, ILO: COVID-19: Occupational health and safety for health workers
ILO: COVID-19 and health facilities: Checklist of measures to be taken in health facilities


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: Practical guide for the prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 in agriculture 


ILO: COVID-19 and mining - Prevention and control checklist


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)