Play your part
What we all need to do
We all need to do our bit to protect ourselves, our families and our communities from coronavirus.
- if you think you have symptoms of coronavirus stay at home and get tested
- you should regularly read and follow the advice on GOV.UK around social distancing and staying safe outside of your home
- follow the government’s guidance on face coverings (but remember that some people have a good reason for not wearing a face covering and, in response to concerns expressed by disability groups nationally, the government has produced exemption cards for people to carry).
What businesses need to do
Make sure that you regularly check and follow the latest guidance on the business support pages of the GOV.UK website.
Their pages include advice and information about:
How to reopen your business safely
Employers that want to reopen their business have a legal responsibility to protect their employees and other people on site.
You can use guidance on GOV.UK to help you carry out a risk assessment and make sensible adjustments to the site and workforce.
If you do not carry out a risk assessment, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or your local council can issue an enforcement notice.
Making your workplace COVID-secure
Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. GOV.UK have a range of guides to help you think through what you need to do to keep people safe.
Keeping records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace
Organisations in certain sectors should collect details and maintain records of staff, customers and visitors on their premises to support NHS Test and Trace.
Make contact tracing easier with NHS COVID-19 App and QR code poster
Designated businesses and organisations, including hospitality, close contact services and leisure venues should log details of customers, visitors and staff for NHS Test and Trace.
From Thursday 24 September hospitality businesses will be legally required to display official NHS QR code posters.
For full details of the new rules around the QR code and the rule of 6 visit the government website.