How to prepare for a new lockdown

Please Note: All information correct at time of writing on 5 January 2021. We do our very best to make sure our information is as up to date as possible, but we’d encourage you to check out our latest articles and to check the government website for updates as they happen.

Following a surge in COVID-19 cases throughout 2020’s festive period, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new, national lockdown in England on 4 January 2021. This followed Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announcing another national lockdown in Scotland.

From Tuesday 5 January, a number of non-essential businesses must close their doors, people must only travel for work if they “absolutely cannot work from home”, and can only leave home for a limited number of reasons, including shopping for essentials, exercise, medical assistance and escaping domestic abuse.

For a full list of businesses that are expected to close their doors, please visit the government website here.

These measures are planned to be in place until mid-February, depending on the roll-out of the vaccine to the most vulnerable. But is your business prepared to close for an extended period of time once more?

In this guide, our Health & Safety experts have taken everything we’ve learned working with our clients from last year’s lockdown and created a checklist of points that will help you get ready for this newest lockdown.

In the guide, you’ll find our experts’ advice on:

  • Lockdown preparedness
  • Essential Health & Safety checks
  • Fire safety precautions during a second lockdown
  • Going back into lockdown

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