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Most health and safety policies and practices will need to be amended to reflect the approach to controlling the risks presented by COVID-19. Workers should be involved in assessing workplace risks and in the development and review of workplace health and safety policies in partnership with the employer. Other policies that may need updating include sickness, disciplinary and grievance, travel, homeworking and Bring Your Own Device policies. To avoid discrimination and equality issues arising out of return to work plans, employers must be mindful of the particular needs of different groups of workers and individuals, and must ensure that their plans do not disadvantage certain protected groups or individuals with a protected characteristic.