Working safely: COVID-19 guidance for businesses

Now that we are in Step 4 of the Roadmap, and legal restrictions have been lifted, businesses still have a legal duty to manage risks to those affected by their business, including that of COVID-19.

You must ensure that you have an up to date health and safety risk assessment, to include the risk of COVID-19 in your workplace, and take reasonable steps to mitigate the risks that are identified.

The government has produced a range of guides to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in the workplace, including specific guidance for hospitality venues, retailers, close contact services, visitor attractions / events, offices and hotel / guest accommodation.

To help employers protect people in the workplace the Health & Safety Executive has also produced guidance on keeping workplaces safe, as COVID-19 restrictions are removed. Here you will find a range of information, including how to complete a risk assessment, ventilation, face coverings, cleaning and hygiene.