Living with someone who is vulnerable

This page was last updated on 17 January at 19.10

England is currently under a ‘Stay at Home’ national lockdown. If your job can be done from home, you must work from home.

Lots of our members may not fall into any of the vulnerable categories themselves, but they will live with people who do. They will be worried about coming into contact with the disease at work and bringing it home.

Unfortunately government advice about attending work only applies to the person who is classed as vulnerable, other people in the same household are advised that they can go to work.

However, we believe that responsible employers will under take risk assessments with employees who are worried about living with someone who is vulnerable. Employers should consider the home circumstances of their employees and make adaptions, such as being able to work from home.

If you feel that your employer is not managing your personal risks sufficiently, and there is more they can do to help you, please raise this with your manager. If you need our support please contact the branch office.