Safe Working Practices

Ensuring that your business, employees and customers are safe during this time is vital. Full government guidance can be found here.

24th February 2022- UPDATE

You will not be legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. Stay at home if you can and avoid contact with other people.
 
You will not have to take daily tests or be legally required to self-isolate following contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
 
The Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme will end. If you were told to self-isolate before 24 February you can still make a claim up to 6 April.
 
Employers still have a legal duty to manage risks to those affected by their business. The way to do this is to carry out a health and safety risk assessment, including the risk of COVID-19, and to take reasonable steps to mitigate the risks you identify. Working Safely guidance sets out a range of mitigations employers should consider including:
 
  • cleaning surfaces that people touch regularly
  • identifying poorly-ventilated areas in the venue and taking steps to improve air flow
  • ensuring that staff and customers who are unwell do not attend the workplace or venue
  • communicating to staff and customers the measures you have put in place.

 

Businesses are also encouraged to continue displaying QR codes for customers wishing to check in using the NHS COVID-19 app, or to continue collecting customer contact details to support NHS Test and Trace, however this will no longer be a legal requirement.

The government have provided guidance and advice and all of the latest information, including the latest guidance to help businesses. More information can be found on Telford & Wrekin Council Public Protection pages.