The relaxation of the lockdown from July 4 means that many businesses are now preparing to open for the first time in more than 100 days.
The three-month lockdown has been an incredibly frustrating period for very many companies particularly those in the retail, tourism and hospitality sectors and it is understandable that they will want to get up and running again as soon as possible.
But there is much work which needs to be done to be certain that the workplace can be reopened safely and protect the employer from possible legal action by staff and customers in the event of a coronavirus outbreak.
The start of this month sees the biggest relaxation of the coronavirus restrictions since the lockdown was imposed three months ago.
Shops, restaurants, museums, hairdressers and pubs are all being allowed to reopen in one form or another meaning tens of thousands of us are being asked to go back to our workplace for the first time in more than 100 days.
For many of us, this will be an anxious time.
We have got used to isolating and the thought of mingling with people again certainly whilst the virus is still at large in the population can be worrying.
But we all have rights which will help protect us in the workplace or even if we can continue to work from home and help keep us safe from the threat of Covid.