Coronavirus advice, resources and links
Last updated 30 May 2020, 07.05 BST
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Official up-to-date advice and information from verified sources:
NHS / Official Government / WHO / PHE
Main HM Government Coronavirus website
Government guidance on working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) (11 May 2020)
...Construction and Outdoor Workers: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/construction-and-other-outdoor-work
...Factories, plants and warehouses: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/factories-plants-and-warehouses
...Working in People’s Homes: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/homes
...Laboratories and research facilities: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/labs-and-research-facilities
...Offices and Contact Centres: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/offices-and-contact-centres
...Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/restaurants-offering-takeaway-or-delivery
...Shops and branches: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/shops-and-branches
...Workers in vehicles: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/vehicles
...Guidance in other sectors: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19
Government Roadmap to COVID-19 recovery document
(11 May 2020)
Prime Minister speech to the nation 10 May 2020 transcript
HSE NI Covid-19 risk assessment template
NHS Coronavirus latest advice:
NHS information for health professionals:
Government advice on how you can help others safely
Coronavirus Act 2020 current status
Latest HM Government advice on Coronavirus COVID-19 in general, for travellers and for businesses:
Health and Safety Executive guidance on ensuring social distancing in the workplace:
Joint statement from HSE, CBI and TUC warning businesses on social distancing
Business support available to businesses
Latest Government information for business who must close, and who can remain open
Government stay at home advice for those with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 Coronavirus:
Self Employment Income Support Scheme
Guidance on who key workers are and guidance for schools and parents
Information on the NHS 111 helpline and when to use it / when not to use it:
Get an Isolation Note for your employer
Public Health England:
HMRC Coronavirus helpline for the self-employed and small businesses
The Coronavirus helpline : 0300 456 3565
The emergency legislation covering the enforcement of restrictions relating to COVID-19:
... The Coronavirus Act 2020
...The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020
How to safely help friends and family who are in isolation
Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice on travel:
Guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities in the rented housing sector
World Health Organization COVID-19 latest:
Health and Safety Executive Coronavirus website
Government advice on support for mental health during the outbreak
Government crackdown on fake news relating to Coronavirus
Note: KSH Safety Services will only link to Government or verified advice on Coronavirus. We will never advise differently.
Letter from the Prime Minister 29 March 2020
Guidance for consumers on buying food during the COVID-19 crisis
Health and Safety Executive letter to the food industry about the shortage of PPE due to COVID-19
HSE Guidance for manufacturers and suppliers of hand sanitiser and disinfectant
Public Health England Guidance for first responders including First Aiders
WHO Guidance on face masks and coverings
Guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable persons from COVID-19
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work guidance on teleworking and maintaining good health
NAPO Stop the Pandemic videos (EU_OSHA)
BBC and other trusted media
Due to the poor quality of some journalism in the UK, in particular the National printed press who seem to be sensationalising an international tragedy to get a story, no links to those publications will appear here. The links below are from verified sources.
BBC Coronavirus website:
BBC: Self isolating and Social Distancing
Full list of postponed or cancelled sporting events:
Industry groups and bodies
International Labour Organisation: In the face of the pandemic - ensuring safety and health at work
International Labour Organisation: Prevention and Mitigation of COVID-19 at Work - Action Checklist
Resuscitation Council UK Statement on COVID-19 in relation to CPR and resuscitation in first aid and community settings
Construction Leadership Council COVID-19 Safe Operating Procedure v4 (18 May 2020)
Construction Leadership Council Advice on the temporary shutdown of construction sites:
British Safety Council resources for employers and employees:
St Helens Chamber Coronavirus advice for businesses
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Coronavirus Guidance for businesses
IOSH Coronavirus webinars
IOSH Home office, mobile office - Managing Remote Working
CIEH guidance for takeaways and food delivery
CIPD Coronavirus Resource Materials
Greater Manchester Hazards Centre guide to working safely at home
Scaffolding Association advice for scaffolders on COVID-19
Mental health support
NHS North West Boroughs Healthcare Foundation Trust 24/7 mental health crisis line for people of all ages in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington:
Call 01925 275 309 anytime.
Mental health advice for the self-employed (FSB / Mental Health at Work)
Things you can help with
How to stay active while at home (Sport England):
3D Printer design templates for masks, face shields etc. If you have a HP 3D printer, please help the NHS with this urgently.
Many ICUs (including Wigan) are asking people to knit or croquet small hearts, to give one to the patient and one to a relative who cannot visit the patient. Please place in a sealed bag and leave for 72 hours before passing to the hospital. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hearts-28
Help slow the spread of #COVID19 and identify at risk cases sooner by self-reporting your symptoms daily, even if you feel well. Download the app
Captain Tom Moore's 100th Birthday walk for the NHS
(site closes 11.59pm 30 April 2020)
KSH Safety Services information:
Infection Control e-learning course:
Boost your skills when self isolating / social distancing at home:
KSH Safety Services Statement:
Updated 19 May 2020, 12.45 BST
novel COVID-19 Coronavirus and KSH Safety Services
At KSH Safety Services, I am committed to providing my partners and customers with the best health and safety consultancy and training support possible.
Given the ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19, I want to reassure you that throughout this current crisis, I will do my utmost to continue to provide the services I give to my clients in the safest way possible.
Government guidance currently states that if you can work from home you must do so where possible. This therefore means that support that would usually be given face-to-face, will be provided remotely, unless it is impossible to be done that way. Only then will I travel to site, and only after agreeing all precautions with the client.
Time on site will be as minimal as possible, and I would want to see what precautions the client has in place in advance. I will wear appropriate face coverings, and gloves if required, and will carry and use hand sanitiser, tissues and disinfectant wipes. I will limit contact with furniture and fixtures as much as possible, and will keep a suitable distance from all personnel. I will also provide my own pen and paper, and my own drinks and food. I reserve the right to withdraw from the premises if I feel it is unsafe for me to remain on site.
For reassurance, since lockdown began on 23 March 2020, I have remained at home, except for a visit to a supermarket every ten days, where I wore a face covering and followed social distancing rules, and for an occasional short local walk near my home. Nobody in my household has displayed any symptoms or had any illness. Should this change, I will withdraw from visiting businesses.
Where I can operate remotely, I can help in a similar way to usual, with adaptations on nearly all my services. I am continuing to advise clients and run meetings and face-to-face training via video conferencing. I am available for network meetings and 1-2-1 meetings done via phone or video conferencing, although paid client work takes priority. As businesses are now returning to operation, demand for my services has gone very high. I will help you as soon as I possibly can do, and apologise if there is any delay.
In this fast moving situation, any changes to service will be posted at I also have a large amount of useful up to date links and guidance on that page.
I am committed to providing my clients with the best support possible during this uncertain time.
Please stay safe, be sensible, ensure you maintain a social distance from others, follow official advice, help each other, we will continue to get through this together.
Owner and Founder,
KSH Safety Services
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