Coronavirus advice, resources and links
Last updated 24 September 2020 22.40 BST
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22 September 2020: The Government has announced new restrictions nationally today. The Prime Minister addressed Parliament at 12.30pm. Check the latest information at https://www.kshsafety.com/single-post/autumn-restrictions
The new measures being introduced include, in England:
Pubs, bars and restaurants must offer table service only, and must close each night by 10am.
Office workers should work from home where possible.
All staff in retail, taxis and indoor hospitality must wear face coverings except when eating and drinking.
Businesses can be fined and closed for breaching the rules.
The Rule of Six will remain in force. A maximum 15 for wedding receptions, up to 30 for funerals.
Conferences and exhibitions reopening to be delayed.
Delays to crowds attending sporting fixtures.
Extra fines being implemented.
Most businesses, schools and universities can remain open.
Those shielding earlier in the year DO NOT need to shield except in local lockdown areas where this is a requirement.
Restrictions to be in place for up to six months.
20 September 2020: From 28 Sept, those in England who are told to self-isolate (those positive and those in close contact with them) by NHS Test and Trace face fines of £1K to £10K if they fail to do so. It also includes employers who force staff to ignore an order to self-isolate.
NHS Test and Trace will make regular contact with those isolating to check compliance.
If on benefit, low income and unable to work from home you may get £500 payment to isolate.
18 September 2020: new restrictions for Merseyside, Lancashire (except Blackpool), Halton and Warrington (plus places farther afield) from Tuesday 22 September 2020: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/north-west-england-local-restrictions
10 September 2020: venues required by law to record contact details: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/venues-required-by-law-to-record-contact-details
Remember your other risks, they are still there. People are concentrating on COVID-19, but other health and safety hazards remain. Make sure you check all equipment and machinery before starting up. Provide refresher training to operatives if required.
Official up-to-date advice and information from verified sources:
NHS / Official Government / WHO / PHE
Main HM Government Coronavirus website
Book a COVID-19 test here
Create an NHS Test and Trace QR Code here
Winter Economy Plan announced by Chancellor
Coronavirus - what changed on 22 September 2020:
Restrictions in place in parts of northern England explained:
NHS Test and Trace - how it works
Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace:
Government guidance on working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)
...Those who work in close contact services such as hair salons: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/close-contact-services
...Providers of grass root sport and gym and leisure facilities: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/providers-of-grassroots-sport-and-gym-leisure-facilities
...Restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/restaurants-offering-takeaway-or-delivery
...The Visitor Economy: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/the-visitor-economy
...Hotels and guest accommodation: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/hotels-and-other-guest-accommodation
...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
...Heritage locations: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/heritage-locations
...Guidance in other sectors: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19
Travel corridors from England... countries exempt from quarantine rules:
gov.uk Online step by step basic COVID-19 risk assessment tool kit:
Health and Safety Executive guide to writing a COVID-19 risk assessment:
Staying safe outside your home:
Government Roadmap to COVID-19 recovery document
(11 May 2020)
Government advice for pet owners in England released after cat tests positive for COVID-19: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-people-with-animals
Prime Minister speech to the nation 10 May 2020 transcript
HSE NI Covid-19 risk assessment template
NHS Coronavirus latest advice:
Prime Ministerial Statement on lockdown changes 31 July 2020:
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:
Information Commissioners Office Guide to Contact Tracing
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
Government advice on travelling safely during the Coronavirus pandemic:
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
Citizens Advice Bureau advice for people worried or anxious about returning to work
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 v5 (1 July 2020)
Ladder Association guidance on using ladders during the COVID-19 pandemic
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
Planning for the Resumption of Elective Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – BAAPS Guidance
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 11 September 2020, 10:20 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.
During client visits, time on site may be reduced to essential working only, especially if space is at a premium, and I would want to see what precautions the client has in place upon arrival. I will wear appropriate face coverings, and visors if required by the client, site manager, or the law, 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, I generally work alone, and nobody in my household has displayed any symptoms or had any illness. Should this change, I will withdraw from visiting businesses and self-isolate as per Government guidelines. Should there be any local lockdown, either where I live or where the client is located, I will revert to working remotely if the rules require it.
Demand for my services continues to be 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 https://www.kshsafety.com/coronavirus. I also have a large amount of useful up to date links and guidance on that page.
Please stay safe, be sensible, ensure you wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering where legally required (covering your nose and mouth) 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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