Coronavirus advice, resources and links

Last updated 4 April 2020, 22.05 BST

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Official up-to-date advice and information from verified sources:

Main HM Government Coronavirus website

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

NHS Coronavirus latest advice:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

NHS information for health professionals:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/

 

Government advice on how you can help others safely

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-how-to-help-safely--2/coronavirus-how-to-help-safely

Latest HM Government advice on Coronavirus COVID-19 in general, for travellers and for businesses:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

 

Health and Safety Executive guidance on ensuring social distancing in the workplace:

https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/social-distancing-coronavirus.htm 

Joint statement from HSE, CBI and TUC warning businesses on social distancing

https://press.hse.gov.uk/2020/04/03/coronavirus-a-joint-statement-between-hse-the-tuc-and-the-cbi/

Business support available to businesses

https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/

 

Latest Government information for business who must close, and who can remain open (this is updated regularly)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close-guidance

Government stay at home advice for those with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 Coronavirus:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

Self Employment Income Support Scheme

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme

 

Guidance on who key workers are and guidance for schools and parents

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

Information on the NHS 111 helpline and when to use it / when not to use it:

https://111.nhs.uk

 

Get an Isolation Note for your employer

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ 

Public Health England:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/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

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2020/7/contents/enacted/data.htm

...The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/129/contents/made

 

Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice on travel:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonwealth-office

 

Guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities in the rented housing sector

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-and-renting-guidance-for-landlords-tenants-and-local-authorities

 

Construction Leadership Council COVID-19 Safe Operating Procedure March 2020 

http://www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk/news/site-operating-procedures-during-covid-19/ This contains useful guidance that can be used by other industries also.

 

Construction Leadership Council Advice on the temporary shutdown of construction sites:

http://www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CLC_Advice-on-temporary-suspension-of-sites.pdf

 

World Health Organization COVID-19 latest:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Health and Safety Executive Coronavirus website

https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/coronavirus.htm

 

Letter from the Prime Minister 29 March 2020

https://www.government-online.net/prime-ministers-letter-to-the-nation-on-the-coronavirus/

BBC Coronavirus website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/cyz0z8w0ydwt/coronavirus-pandemic

 

BBC: Self isolating and Social Distancing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51506729 

British Safety Council resources for employers and employees:

https://www.britsafe.org/about-us/coronavirus-resource-database/

 

St Helens Chamber Coronavirus advice for businesses

https://www.sthelenschamber.com/business/coronavirus

How to stay active while at home (Sport England):

https://www.sportengland.org/news/how-stay-active-while-youre-home

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Coronavirus Guidance for businesses

https://www.iosh.com/resources-and-research/our-resources/communicable-diseases/coronavirus/ 

 

IOSH Home office, mobile office - Managing Remote Working

https://www.iosh.com/resources-and-research/resources/home-office-mobile-office-managing-remote-working

Samaritans

https://www.samaritans.org/

Government advice on support for mental health during the outbreak

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-advice-to-support-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

Government crackdown on fake news relating to Coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-cracks-down-on-spread-of-false-coronavirus-information-online

Note: KSH Safety Services will only link to Government advice on Coronavirus. We will never advise differently.

 

Coronavirus statistics

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

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
https://covid.joinzoe.com/

 

Full list of postponed or cancelled sporting events:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/51605235

 

KSH Safety Services information:

 

Infection Control e-learning course:

https://videotilehost.com/kshsafety/purchaseCourse.php?nid=47

Boost your skills when self isolating / social distancing at home:

https://www.kshsafety.com/online

 

KSH Safety Services Statement:

Updated 23 March 2020, 20.45 GMT

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.

However, this means that support that would usually be given face-to-face, is provided remotely.

 

I am currently not required to self-isolate. However, based on advice given by the Government to avoid unnecessary travel and to stay at home if not a Key Worker, and to introduce social distancing where possible, I will not be attending any networking events or 121 meetings until further notice, but I will attend any such meetings in the groups to which I belong by other means such as phone or Zoom. Any face-to-face training will be arranged as remote Zoom meetings where possible.  

Most of my clients have implemented procedures to increase social distancing, however it is with regret that with immediate effect I will not be attending client sites, as I can operate remotely and help in a similar way to usual. However some work I do that requires me to see a process, etc in situ, I will defer or limit the advice given to ensure accuracy. I am continuing to advise my clients and run meetings and training via Zoom calls. And I also have almost 100 e-learning courses. If you wish me to set up a business account for you, please contact me.

In this fast moving situation, any changes to service will be posted here and on my Blog posts. 

I am committed to providing you 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 get through this together.

Thank you.

K Heywood, 

Owner and Founder,

KSH Safety Services

 

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Useful e-learning courses relevant to the current crisis

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