Advice for business

How to ensure your customers and staff will be safe.

Businesses should follow the Government Working Safely Guidance for your sector (click on the drop-down menu below) and complete a Covid-19 Risk Assessment just as you would for other health and safety hazards. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe.

Covid-19 asymptomatic testing of employees

Government Working Safely Guidance

The full range of guidance is available at gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19

This downloadable Covid-19 toolkit and risk assessment template and intended to help you get your business ready to re-start during the Covid-19 pandemic:

These documents are not exhaustive and should be used in conjunction with Government guidance and general advice (links below). You will also need to consider any other needs which may be specific to your business. 

Test and Trace requirements for business

Businesses are encouraged to display an official NHS QR Poster.  Although it's not a legal requirement to do so, this will support NHS Test and Trace to contact those who may have been exposed to COVID-19 so that they can book a test. You can generate an NHS QR code poster online, to enable individuals to check in using the NHS COVID-19 app. You should also have a system in place to record contact details for those who do not have the app.

It is a legal requirement for employers to not knowingly allow an employee who has been told to self-isolate to come into work or work anywhere other than their own home for the duration of their self-isolation period.  Further information on Test and Trace in the Workplace  

Here are some useful posters you may wish to download and display at your premises to help staff and customers: