Coronavirus advice, resources and links

Make your business COVID19 secure
Make your business COVID-19 Secure

Last updated 8 July 2020, 12:30 BST 

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ANNOUNCED 23 JUNE: In England from 4 July...

  • The 2m ruling reduces to at least a metre for indoor environments where 2 metres is not practicable providing preventative precautions are in place;

  • People will be allowed to meet people from one household at a time indoors, but can only hug and kiss if they are in the same social bubble;

  • Pubs and Restaurants but only with a table service indoors, and owners will be asked to keep contact details of customers to help with contact tracing;

  • Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, campsites, caravan parks can reopen but shared facilities must be cleaned properly

  • Hair salons and barbers can reopen but must put protective measures, such as visors, in place;

  • Cinemas, Playgrounds, museums, libraries, galleries, theme parks, outdoor skating rinks, model villages, amusement arcades, adventure parks, outdoor gyms, social clubs and community centres can reopen;

  • Indoor attractions where animals are exhibited, such as at zoos, aquariums, farms, safari parks and wildlife centres can reopen

  • Churches can reopen for services but there must NOT be any singing, but weddings will be allowed to have up to 30 attendees,

  • Theatres and music halls, but they will not be allowed to hold live performances


The following MUST REMAIN CLOSED:

  • Nightclubs and casinos

  • Bowling alleys and indoor skating rinks

  • Indoor play areas including soft-play

  • Spas

  • Nail bars and beauty salons

  • Massage, tattoo and piercing parlours

  • Indoor fitness and dance studios, and indoor gyms and sports venues/facilities

  • Swimming pools and water parks

  • Exhibition or conference centres - other than for those who work for that venue.

What you can and cannot do in England from 4 July can be found HERE

 
 
 

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

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NHS / Official Government / WHO / PHE

Main HM Government Coronavirus website

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

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

...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:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors

 

gov.uk Online step by step basic COVID-19 risk assessment tool kit:  

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-reopening  


Health and Safety Executive guide to writing a COVID-19 risk assessment:

https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/assets/docs/risk-assessment.pdf

Staying safe outside your home:

 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-safe-outside-your-home/staying-safe-outside-your-home

Government Roadmap to COVID-19 recovery document

(11 May 2020)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy

Prime Minister speech to the nation 10 May 2020 transcript

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-address-to-the-nation-on-coronavirus-10-may-2020

HSE NI Covid-19 risk assessment template

https://www.hseni.gov.uk/publications/example-covid-19-risk-assessment-template

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

Coronavirus Act 2020 current status

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-act-2020-status/coronavirus-act-2020-status-table
 

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

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

 

Government advice on travelling safely during the Coronavirus pandemic: 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#private-cars-and-other-vehicles

 

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

 

How to safely help friends and family who are in isolation

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

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

 

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

 

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 or verified advice on Coronavirus. We will never advise differently.

Letter from the Prime Minister 29 March 2020

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

Guidance for consumers on buying food during the COVID-19 crisis

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-consumers-on-coronavirus-covid-19-and-food

Health and Safety Executive letter to the food industry about the shortage of PPE due to COVID-19

https://press.hse.gov.uk/2020/04/21/open-letter-to-the-food-industry-during-coronavirus-outbreak/


HSE Guidance for manufacturers and suppliers of hand sanitiser and disinfectant 

https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/hand-sanitiser-surface-disinfectant-coronavirus.htm 

Public Health England Guidance for first responders including First Aiders

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-interim-guidance-for-first-responders/interim-guidance-for-first-responders-and-others-in-close-contact-with-symptomatic-people-with-potential-2019-ncov

WHO Guidance on face masks and coverings

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks

Guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable persons from COVID-19

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

https://osha.europa.eu/en/highlights/check-out-our-practical-tips-home-based-telework-and-protect-your-health 

NAPO Stop the Pandemic videos (EU_OSHA)

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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:

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

 

BBC: Self isolating and Social Distancing

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

Full list of postponed or cancelled sporting events:

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

Coronavirus statistics

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

 

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Industry groups and bodies

International Labour Organisation: In the face of the pandemic - ensuring safety and health at work

https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_protect/---protrav/---safework/documents/publication/wcms_742463.pdf

International Labour Organisation: Prevention and Mitigation of COVID-19 at Work - Action Checklist

https://www.ilo.org/global/topics/safety-and-health-at-work/resources-library/publications/WCMS_741813/lang--en/index.htm

Resuscitation Council UK Statement on COVID-19 in relation to CPR and resuscitation in first aid and community settings

https://www.resus.org.uk/media/statements/resuscitation-council-uk-statements-on-covid-19-coronavirus-cpr-and-resuscitation/covid-community/ 

Construction Leadership Council COVID-19 Safe Operating Procedure v4 (18 May 2020) 

https://www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk/news/site-operating-procedures-version-4-published/

 

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

Ladder Association guidance on using ladders during the COVID-19 pandemic

https://ladderassociation.org.uk/keeping-ladder-users-safe-during-covid-19-outbreak/

 

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

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

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

 

IOSH Coronavirus webinars

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

 

IOSH Home office, mobile office - Managing Remote Working

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

CIEH guidance for takeaways and food delivery

https://www.cieh.org/media/4070/covid-19-food-delivery-and-takeaway-guidance.pdf?version=2

 

CIPD Coronavirus Resource Materials

https://www.cipd.co.uk/news-views/coronavirus/support-materials

Greater Manchester Hazards Centre guide to working safely at home

https://gmhazards.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Working-with-a-computer-at-home-.pdf

Scaffolding Association advice for scaffolders on COVID-19

https://scaffolding-association.org/covid-19-advice/

 

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Mental health support

Samaritans

https://www.samaritans.org/

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)

https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/toolkit/small-businesses-and-the-self-employed-taking-care-during-the-pandemic/

 

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Things you can help with

 

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

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

3D Printer design templates for masks, face shields etc. If you have a HP 3D printer, please help the NHS with this urgently.

https://enable.hp.com/us-en-3dprint-COVID-19-containment-applications

 

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
https://covid.joinzoe.com/

Captain Tom Moore's 100th Birthday walk for the NHS 

(site closes 11.59pm 30 April 2020)

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tomswalkforthenhs

 
 
 

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KSH Safety Services Statement:

Updated 8 July 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 some support that would usually be given face-to-face, may 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 may be reduced to essential working only, and I would want to see what precautions the client has in place upon arrival. I will wear appropriate face coverings, and gloves 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. Should there be any local lockdown, either where I live or where the client is located, I will revert to working remotely where possible.

As businesses are now returning to operation, demand for my services is 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.

 

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.

Thank you.

K Heywood,

Owner and Founder,

KSH Safety Services

 
 

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