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  • Some of the measures being considered to allow workplaces to open again have been seen by BBC News on.

  • They include strict rules to protect the health of star foil at work.

  • There's no date set for relaxing locked down, but the pressure is growing given that more than six million British workers have now been furloughed with government paying their wages.

  • Prime minister is expected to give more guidance this coming Sunday on relaxing the lock down in some form.

  • Now.

  • The measures include staggering the start times for employees to avoid crowding in and around the workplace.

  • Staff will be helped to maintain the two meter social distancing rule where possible, but it's not clear how they'll be protected if it's not possible on there'll be regular cleaning and disinfecting for workspaces and surfaces.

  • The guidance comes as the government announced today the deaths of another 288 people who tested positive for Corona virus on.

  • That brings the total number of these deaths in the UK so far 2 28 1007 134.

  • Well, we'll start tonight with this report by our business editor, Simon Jack, making the workplace work at the Bentley factory in crew workers are returning after a seven week layoff on with 250 of their own new safety measures.

  • The boss is convinced they can do it safely.

  • Protective masks will be compulsory micromanagement operation, but it's life and death if we don't get it right.

  • So we are passionate about this.

  • We can see a way through it, our type of operation, even with the two meters by harming the production.

  • But certainly if you can come down to one meter, that would be almost business as usual for us.

  • SE Countries have their own specific challenges, but so do all the work environments, like officers.

  • Maximum number of people in the lift one way traffic signals throughout the workplace.

  • In total, there are seven sets of guidelines for seven different types of working environment, but there are some common denominators, chief among them.

  • If you don't need your employees at work, let them work from home.

  • Other common themes include hand washing at entry and exit points, limit or stop the sharing of desks and equipment, and minimize face to face meetings.

  • These a UK wide proposals, but Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland may take a different approach.

  • So this is our office on 28 members of stuff, um, that need to sit in here.

  • Government guidelines recommend social distancing where possible, tricky in office environments like this Sheffield Finance company if we're advised that were able to return.

  • But we have to appear to social distance in rules that for us is going to be quite challenging.

  • Um, we also work in a shared office environments.

  • Although we've got our own office, we share kitchens and bathrooms with the number of all the businesses in the build in service.

  • About gonna throw more challenges as well as we saw with healthy issue of protective equipment could prove a major problem if millions of returning employees need it at work or while traveling to and from work.

  • Where will employers get it?

  • Will they compete with the NHS for vital supplies?

  • Today's guidelines said nothing other than more details to follow.

  • There's a big blank section on a ppd, which is absolutely critical to many workers, as we've seen all too vividly in care homes on issues like social distancing or even the provision not hand washing facilities are left as a matter of discretion for employers.

  • Understandably, the health secretary today said the health service would take priority when it comes to pee pee.

  • This is a really important question when we consider changes to the social distancing measures.

  • The wider impact off changes to social distancing measures including, for instance, on PP on the first call on PP must go to the NHS on social care and those other essential services The government, employers and many workers want to restart.

  • But health warnings of mailers cautious and going back is not that simple.

  • According Declare Conrad, who works in publishing, desperate to get back to work, as is my husband, but I don't see any of these plans happening.

  • I've got childcare issues.

  • If my husband goes back to work before me, I'd have to stay at home and look often our child, full time or six year old.

  • I'm certainly not getting on public transport any time soon.

  • Today's guidelines make grim reading for the hospitality industry bars and sit down eating must remain closed.

  • Sometimes soon we may be going back to work, but not to play.

  • Simon Jack, BBC News.

  • Well, one of the prime challenges facing workers when their firms or businesses eventually start up again is how to travel safely to and from work.

  • Transport correspondent Tom Burridge has been looking at.

  • The difficulty is likely to be faced by commuters as the lock down is lifted in different phases.

  • Manchester today on before the lock down social distancing easy now hard when crowds return a challenge across public transport.

  • Back in November, we joined Mark on his crowded commute.

  • Like most he's now working from home.

  • I wouldn't be in any rush to go back on the trains, so I just would be very twitchy about it.

  • I think I haven't been wearing a mask or gloves, have seen a lot of people out about when they go shopping to do that.

  • I think if I was using public transport, I would have to have that sort of equipment myself.

  • At Manchester Piccadilly markings on the floor show how few people could be here.

  • If the two meter rule is respected when restrictions lift, the number of trains on passengers will increase.

  • We will be putting adjustments in place to make sure that every can travel safely, working really closely with health and safety representatives from the trades unions working really closely with government just to understand what that is gonna look like parking trains up was the easy bit.

  • Bringing services back takes a lot of planning.

  • Transport bosses need to know what level of social distancing ministers want on balance that against the numbers of people who may be commuting, getting the unions on side will be key.

  • Today.

  • They said they had deep concerns for passengers and staff over plans to increase the number of trains.

  • A significant number of transport workers have died of Corona Virus 41 in London alone.

  • Most of them worked on buses.

  • If in the future, people are still expected to be at least two meters apart.

  • But it means this double decker bus could only carry 15 people on a single decker.

  • It would be just five, I'm told.

  • It's likely that face coverings will be compulsory for everyone across public transports and what will happen to our roads, which have for weeks being uncharacteristically quiet?

  • It is highly likely that many people will abandon public transport initially, but that will be equalized somewhat because 22% of drivers actually say they will drive less on.

  • There will be about 36% more people cycling, walking, jogging to work.

  • Getting around on two wheels has become more popular during the pandemic, and cities like Glasgow plan to spend more money on improving cycle lanes.

  • But the big transport conundrum is how to manage or usually overcrowded railways when more of us can travel more freely again.

  • Tom Burridge, BBC News.

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