The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published guidance to help employers keep their workplaces operating safely during this time.

The latest guidance covers eight workplace settings:

  • construction and other outdoor workfactories
  • plants and warehouses
  • other people’s homes
  • labs and research facilities
  • offices and contact centres
  • restaurants offering takeaway or delivery
  • shops and branches
  • vehicles

Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you should do to keep people safe.

The following guides produced by Health & Safety Executive will help you manage the risk from coronavirus in your business during this time:

Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak – a short guide
This guide covers who should work, protecting those at higher risk, getting into and leaving work, organising work areas, and good hygiene.

Talking with your workers about working safely during the coronavirus outbreak
Guidance on consulting your workers and measures to prevent coronavirus in your workplace and to make it COVID secure.

About Eirlys Jones

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