Return To Work for Managers Online Training

This Return to Work for Managers Online Training course covers:

  • Risk assessments and Covid-19 response plans.
  • Common questions managers and employers might have about the implications of the Covid-19 vaccine in the workplace.
  • Control measures that can help reduce the risk of Covid-19 when returning to work.
  • The importance of communicating and consulting with employees, and considering their mental health and wellbeing.

Fully customisable by you, at no extra cost.

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Course Introduction

As with any other risk to health, safety and wellbeing, managers and employers must assess and manage the risk of Covid-19 in the workplace to protect employees, as well as anyone else that could be affected by the organisation’s work activities.

This Return to Work for Managers Online Training course takes on average 20 minutes to complete.

Course Content

This course describes managers’ and employers’ responsibilities for protecting employees’ health, safety and wellbeing as they return to the workplace during the Covid-19 pandemic. It outlines the need to assess the risks associated with Covid-19 and what should go into a Covid-19 response plan. The course also discusses implications of the Covid-19 vaccine at work. For example, whether or not your organisation can require employees to get the vaccine, or what criteria would legally allow managers to ask for and record employees’ Covid-19 vaccination status.

The course details different kinds of control measures to minimise the risk of transmission that your organisation might implement after carrying out a risk assessment. These might include:

  • Making arrangements for physical distancing (ie social distancing)
  • Reducing the number of shared spaces and equipment
  • Implementing regular and robust cleaning routines
  • Providing handwashing facilities and materials
  • Encouraging good respiratory hygiene and handwashing practices
  • Requiring face coverings or providing PPE where necessary
  • Improving ventilation in enclosed areas
  • Encouraging staff to get the Covid-19 vaccine

The Covid-19 pandemic has been stressful for many people, and employees might be nervous or uncertain about returning to work. The course outlines some ways managers can reassure staff, keep them involved and protect their mental wellbeing.

This course provides general information for how everyone in the workplace can mitigate the risks. But organisations will need to translate this information into specific actions, depending on the type of organisation, its size, and how it is structured, managed and regulated.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Return to Work for Managers eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures developed for your organisation. A course administrator within your organisation can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.

Key features

All our courses provide technically accurate training which keeps your organisation in line with best practice. We include the latest techniques in learning which ensure learners are engaged throughout. Our courses are also:

Fully customisable by you

Add your own scripts, images, videos, presentations and interactions – with no coding experience required. Use our suite of templates to make our courses your own, delivering highly relevant training to your organisation at no extra cost.

White label branding

We can brand our training with your unique corporate identity to make your users feel right at home throughout the training journey.

Integrate with your LMS

You can deploy this course using our compliance platform. Alternatively, you can deliver this course, with all its key features, directly from your third-party LMS.


Our Return to Work for Managers course can integrate with JAWS ® a widely available text-to-speech integration to help visually impaired users engage with the same, unabridged and high-quality compliance training as their colleagues.


On successful completion, learners receive a personalised certificate which includes the learner’s name, score and date of completion. Certificates can be viewed, downloaded and printed off at any time to serve as a record of compliance.


Our Return to Work for Managers Online Training course is written by subject matter experts and experienced instructional designers. This ensures that our courses adhere to the highest standard of training and will provide a practical and meaningful learning experience to our customers.

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Why is this course important for compliance?

  • Under health and safety legislation, employers must assess and manage the risk of Covid-19 in the workplace to protect the health, safety and welfare of employees and others.
  • There are also obligations under data protection legislation associated with collecting and recording Covid-19 vaccine information.

Who should take this course?

Managers and employers responsible for facilitating people returning to the workplace during the Covid-19 pandemic.


The course will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.


The aim of this course is to provide information for what managers and employers should do to protect everyone’s health and safety when returning to work. As this is for informational purposes only, there is no test section.

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