Category: Coronavirus

5 Dirtiest Public Places We Go to Every Day

As the number of COVID-19 cases start to fall and lockdown is eased across the country, it is more important to be aware of protecting ourselves and others from illness and do all we can to prevent the spread of germs. Many of the places that we may visit on a daily basis try to promote cleanliness to ensure customers...

Actions to Take in the Event of a Coronavirus Outbreak at Work

Official Government guidance for England recommends that, as part of the risk management, employers should ensure they have an up-to-date plan in the event of an outbreak. Guidance from the British Standards Institution recommends that organisations “should establish and communicate processes to manage suspected and confirmed cases of Covid-19”. In the event of an employee (or other stakeholder) becoming unwell,...

Spot inspections by HSE to ensure workplaces are Covid-secure

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is currently carrying out spot inspections in cities and towns where there are coronavirus outbreaks, to check that businesses are Covid-secure. An inspection process involves checking that businesses are aware of the guidance, and advising where necessary on improvements needed to ensure the workplace is Covid-secure. Most recently, HSE conducted spot inspections on businesses...

Asthma and face coverings — understanding the exemptions!

Face coverings have become mandatory in some shops and supermarkets in England. In terms of the law, in England, people are required to wear face coverings: on public transport in airports, rail and tram stations, ports, bus and coach stations and terminals in shops and supermarkets at indoor shopping centres in banks, building societies and post offices. For members of the...