Category: Coronavirus

Cleaning the premises after a Covid case

We are aware of the need to clean and disinfect the workplace after learning of a worker with Covid symptoms or confirmed coronavirus. There is guidance on how this should be undertaken from a health and safety perspective. Government Compliance  The UK Government guidance notes the need to undertake cleaning and disinfection following an occasion when an individual has symptoms...

Beware scam HSE email offering guidelines on COVID-19 spot check

Businesses  should be aware of a scam email which is being circulated. The email is signed by someone identified as Mark J. Burrows, is targeting UK businesses, and claims that the HSE will soon be visiting the email recipient’s premises for a COVID-19 check. The email urges the recipient to follow the guidance provided through a link in the email. Example...

Register for free rapid lateral flow test

You must register on or before 31 March 2021. Do not use this service if you or your employees have symptoms. Anyone with symptoms should order a PCR test and stay at home. There are different tests you can get to check if you have coronavirus. The 2 most commonly used are: PCR tests (mainly for people with symptoms) rapid lateral flow...

Work vehicles and COVID measures

Work vehicles, like other workplaces are subject to the relevant home nation Government secure guidelines. In England, employers should be following the hierarchy of risk control measures for vehicles and, in particular, should avoid the sharing of vehicles if possible. Where vehicles must be shared, social distancing requirements should be applied where this is practicable. Additional measures that the employer...