GUIDELINES FOR SAFE WORKING
Below are UK Government guidelines to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. These guides cover a range of different types of work. 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 need to do to keep people safe.
Below you can also find information provided by Ealing Council. Should your business have further specific queries on covid-19 security, you can contact Ealing Council at email@example.com.
- 5 steps to working safely. Practical actions for businesses to take based on 5 main steps.
- Close contact services. Guidance for people who provide close contact services, including hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, tattooists, sports and massage therapists, dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers.
- Providers of grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities. Guidance for people who work in grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities.
- Hotels and other guest accommodation. Guidance for people who work in or run hotels and other guest accommodation.
- The visitor economy. Guidance for people who work in hotels and guest accommodation, indoor and outdoor attractions, and business events and consumer shows.
- Shops and branches. Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments.
- Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery. Guidance for people who work in or run restaurants offering takeaway or delivery services.
- Construction and outdoor work. Guidance for people who work in or run outdoor working environments.
- Factories, plants and warehouses. Guidance for people who work in or run factories, plants and warehouses.
- Labs and research facilities. Guidance for people who work in or run indoor labs and research facilities and similar environments.
- Offices and contact centres. Guidance for people who work in or run offices, contact centres and similar indoor environments.
- Other people’s homes. Guidance for people working in, visiting or delivering to other people’s homes.
- Vehicles. Guidance for people who work in or from vehicles, including couriers, mobile workers, lorry drivers, on-site transit and work vehicles, field forces and similar.
- TfL Safe Travel Guidelines. Includes details of London’s busiest stations
- Guidance for educational and childcare settings
- You must not reopen if your business is closed under current government rules. Check if your business or venue can open.
- Information on Re-opening safely and legally is also available on the Ealing Council website.
- Ealing Council has a webpage with information on coronavirus business closures, restrictions and security.
- The Government’s updated Coronavirus outbreak FAQs, which outline what you can and can’t do (before and after) the 4th of July.
BUSINESS TOOLKIT AND RESOURCES
In the last few weeks, we have been working with Ealing Council and other business partners, to increase public confidence and to support businesses to ensure that our high streets reopen safely and businesses can resume trade. Below you can access and download various resources and materials to help businesses during the reopening.
- Click here for the Government five steps to safer working poster to show you have followed the guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19.
- Click here to access the Government reopening safely toolkit. Complete the easy questionnaire and find out what you need to do for your business to reopen.
Check out the links below to access the Acton is Open campaign materials:
To make it easier for businesses in Ealing, the council has issues four sets of advice on reopening that you can now download:
- COVID-19 advice for businesses in Ealing
- COVID-19 advice on reopening hospitality businesses in Ealing
- COVID-19 advice on reopening close contact businesses in Ealing
- COVID-19 advice on shops and branches in Ealing
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Before restarting work you should ensure the safety of the workplace. The Health and Safety Executive have produced guidance to help you work safely (be COVID-secure) and manage the risk associated with running your business at this time.
- NHS Test and Trace service in the workplace. Guidance on the NHS Test and Trace service for employers, businesses and workers.
- Test and Trace free app for businesses to help maintain customer documentation that is GDPR complaint.
- The updated guidance on face coverings can be found here.
- Exemption to face coverings: exemption cards created by the government are available to print or display on mobile phones.
- Find out about carrying out a COVID risk assessment for your business here.
- The Health and Safety Executive has guidance for business on how to manage risk and risk assessment at work along with specific advice to help control the risk of coronavirus in workplaces.
- The Health and Safety Executive launched a new Coronavirus (COVID-19): Working safely enquiry service for employers, employees and members of the public to get help and advice about protections against coronavirus in workplaces.
- More detailed guidance for businesses on controlling the risks of a wide range of specific hazards can be found in The health and safety toolbox: How to control risk at work.