Additional health and safety procedures, physical screens and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) should be considered in environments where maintaining a safe social distance of 2m (6ft) between employees is not possible, according to British outlets who say they have seen a leaked version of the plan.
The government will urge employers to minimize the number of staff using equipment, stagger shift times and continue to encourage working from home, the reports said.
A complete version of the plan is expected to be revealed by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson next Sunday, as part of the government’s “roadmap” of the way out of lockdown.
The UK's lockdown measures are due to be reviewed again by May 7.
On his return to work last Monday, Johnson warned that the UK was at "the moment of maximum risk" and suggested restrictions would need to remain in place for the time being, in order to avoid a second peak of infection.