The UK's safety regulator has issued new guidance to set out how the manufacturing industry can return to work safely during the pandemic.
The practical guide from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) features advice on machinery and building safety, and how to protect people from coronavirus.
It warns that if machinery has not been used for a long period of time (weeks, possibly months) then additional risks can be created from the inactivity. Manufacturers must ensure they assess these risks before restarting plant and equipment, it says.
The advice details inspection and maintenance of production lines, and how you should deal with the first products off the line.
Issued a few days after reports of outbreaks at meat processing plants around the country, the HSE also covers general guidance on protecting workers from the risk of COVID-19, such as social distancing, driving mobile plant, and shop floor meetings.
The HSE guidance is available here.