Build UK – Latest COVID-19 guidance: a checklist for employers (FREE GUIDE)

Please note: The government has announced specific guidance for businesses in adult social care, which sets out how to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in care settings from 4 April 2022. Please read the guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/infection-prevention-and-control-in-adult-social-care-covid-19-supplement

As part of the government’s ‘Living with COVID-19’ plan, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has published its updated guidance for employers, businesses, and organisations in England for managing the risk to their workforce from COVID-19 and other respiratory infections.

This guidance, called ‘Reducing the spread of respiratory infections, including COVID, in the workplace’ replaces the ‘Working safely through COVID-19’ guidance.

The guidance makes it clear that while it’s no longer a legal requirement to directly address COVID-19 in your risk assessments, you do still have Health & Safety obligations to consider, including respiratory health. In practice, the best way to prove that you’ve considered these risks, to your employees, is to have a clear policy setting out how you will continue to manage respiratory illnesses, clearly communicated to your workers.

To help you navigate through the guidance, Citation’s HR, Employment Law and Health & Safety experts have put together an exclusive guide, including:

  • What the guidance means for you as an employer
  • How do I set my stance as an employer for those feeling unsafe about working alongside someone COVID positive?
  • What policies do need in place?
  • How can you protect individuals in your workforce that are identified as vulnerable?

Plus, much more!

Please click here to download your free guide.

Citation is a Partner of Build UK and operates the Build UK HR and Health & Safety Helpline. To access this helpline, please phone Citation on 0345 844 4848 and quote ‘Build UK – Advice Card Number 95730’.

If you’d like to chat about how we can additionally help with the HR and Health & Safety side of your business, please leave your details on this page and we’ll get right back to you. Please also mention that you are a Build UK member to receive preferential rates.

 

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