How to prepare for COVID-secure inspections

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Please Note: All information was correct at the time of writing on 18 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 both Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon’s lockdown announcements on 4 January – and with Wales and Northern Ireland in lockdown since December – the four UK nations are now under the strictest restrictions since March 2020.

Many non-essential businesses have had to close their doors for the third time, but businesses that are considered essential are able to remain open and operational throughout lockdown. For those businesses especially, maintaining COVID compliance in the workplace is vital.

We know that the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and Local Authorities across the country are continuing their inspections and random spot-checks on businesses, focusing on their COVID compliance.

Not meeting these standards and legal requirements in the workplace will result in fines of up to £10,000 and being forced to close your doors.

To help make sure you’ve got every base covered when it comes to proving your COVID-compliant during inspections, our Health & Safety and HR experts have put together this checklist of considerations you need to make to avoid any fines and the closure of your business.

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