Health and safety advice for businesses during coronavirus

Advice and useful links to help businesses work safely during coronavirus.

Covid-19 risk assessments

Although Covid restrictions have been lifted, businesses are still required to carry out a COVID-19 risk assessments, taking into account the risks to staff, customers and others.

Businesses with more than five members of staff are required to record the findings of your risk assessment. Items to consider in your risk assessment include the following.

  • Steps to keep contractors and visitors safe.
  • Consider if additional measures need to be taken to protect people classed as vulnerable.
  • Measures to keep staff safe at work such as the provision of additional hand wash facilities e.g. hand sanitiser, reminding staff of the importance of frequent hand washing, reducing the need for people to shout by lowering music and other background noise, reducing touch points by wedging doors open, this does not apply to fire doors and increasing the frequency of cleaning.
  • How to manage a suspected outbreak of COVID-19.

This is not a full list and is for guidance purposes only. 

Covid-19 risk assessments guidance on HSE.gov.uk

Working safely during coronavirus guidance on gov.uk

Gov.uk have produced useful guides on how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in the workplace. The guides cover a range of different types of work. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe.

More information for businesses