Working from home during COVID-19

With the COVID-19 alert level rising to level four from 11:59 pm, 25 March 2020, many workers will be required to work from home over the next four weeks.

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, agencies have a duty to ensure workers are not put at risk by the work they do or by their workplace.

If workers are required to work from home, their home is considered a workplace and agencies have a responsibility to eliminate or minimise the risks so far as reasonably practicable.

Managers can use this guide to put a plan in place with workers to manage health and safety risks while working from home. Above is our online working from home during COVID-19 guide.

Looking for more comprehensive agency guidance on managing risks while working from home? Read our Working from home agency guidance.

If you have any queries, please contact the GHSL team at ghsl@mpi.govt.nz.