The impact of COVID-19 on LGBTI+ colleagues, management support & future working arrangements
By Civil Service LGBT+ Network & a:gender
We know from feedback from members and through activity on social media that one of the groups profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is LGBTI+ people.
With Civil Service offices reopening across the country LGBTI+people have experienced both increased anxiety for some in our communities and reduced anxiety for others.
This is a complex picture and will be different for each individual and their own situation. As a result we have worked with a:gender to put together a slide pack to help managers to understand those complexities.
Every individual needs to have a conversation with their manager to review risks before returning to the office and this document is designed to support both parties in those conversations and provide a way of raising the issues without having to vocalise them.
If you’re LGBTI+ and COVID-19 has affected your mental health or your living arrangements, or you have concerns about going back to the office or you would prefer to return to the office, but you are unsure on what steps to take then please share these slides with your manager to introduce the conversation.
How can I use the resources?
You may like to:
- send the resources around your team or directorate, including a link to this page
- create space to discuss these resources at a team-meeting, away-day or in other relevant meetings
- print out some copies of the resources to leave in the communal areas of your workplace
- The impact of COVID-19 on LGBTI+ colleagues, management support & future working arrangements resource produced by the Civil Service LGBT+ Network and a:gender - Download this publication