Businesses are being encouraged to retain some Covid rules as part of new return to workplace guidelines issued today.
The government advice follows the relaxation of public health measures earlier this month and the lifting of guidance to work from home.
Among the other recommendations are for employers to offer permanent hybrid working arrangements and provide supports for nervous staff.
It says all businesses which have specific guidance should review and update their own guidance in line with this advice.
Meanwhile the Labour Party's calling for proposed laws on remote working to be strengthened.
Spokesperson on workers' rights, Senator Marie Sherlock, says it's not enough to give workers the right to request remote working.
This week, the Labour Party will be unveiling our proposals for a right to flexible work.
Working together, we can make it happen. #Right2FlexibleWork
— The Labour Party (@labour) January 30, 2022
"There's no proper right to appeal and there's very extensive grounds on which an employer can refuse flexible worker".
She says the proposed legislation stacks all the odds in favour of the employer and not with the employee.
"You can't simply just ignore the experience of the last 2 years," she added.