Social work will resume Sept. 5 in the U.S., where some states are still allowing people to work from home, but most states are banning work from their homes for at least 24 hours.
Social work providers will begin working on Sept. 12.
The Labor Department says the U, which is home to most of the country’s social workers, is the first U.K. country to pass such a law.
The legislation was spurred by an increase in the number of cases of the coronavirus in the United Kingdom, where a third of all deaths were linked to working in homes.
Health Minister Jeremy Hunt says the government is not banning home work, but will monitor its impact.
The government has pledged $20 million to fund home visits, and is also trying to provide more guidance to employers.