COVID-19 guidelines for working safely
Guidelines for staying COVID-19 secure
The government has published guidelines on how to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic
Check guidelines specific for your area of work:
- hotel and guest accommodation
- close contact services such as hairdressing, barber shops, beauty, nail bars, make up, tattooing, spray tanning, spas, sports and massage therapy, dress fitters, tailors, fashion designers.
- new visitor economy such as hotels, guest accommodation, indoor and outdoor attractions, business events and consumer shows.
- restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services
As a business owner, you should also consider the government’s 5 main steps to working safely
All employers are required to carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment. As an employer, you also have a legal responsibility to protect workers and others from risk to their health and safety.
This means you need to think about the risks they face and do everything reasonably practicable to minimise them, recognising you cannot completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19.
Learn how to complete a risk assessment
Officers from Barnet Council will be working to support businesses in Barnet's town centres as they reopen.
They will be in our main high streets from the week starting Monday 15 June 2020 between 10am and 4pm.
They will be clearly identifiable, wearing high visibility jackets, please approach them for advice.
If you require an advisory visit or further information then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A poster to communicate with your customers
Show shoppers that you are COVID-19 aware.
Print this poster and display it in your front window to communicate clearly to customers how to shop safely:
Reopening your water systems
If your premises has been closed during the Coronavirus pandemic, water system stagnation and Legionella bacterial growth is a potential hazard that you must consider. You need to ensure you take reasonably practicable steps to control risk from Legionella.
Legionnaires’ Disease is a type of pneumonia which can cause serious illness in persons who are susceptible, such as those over 50 years of age, smokers and those with underlying health conditions. The disease is caused by Legionella bacteria in the water supply being breathed into the lungs.
We urge businesses to carry out safety processes to their water systems as they reopen following COVID-19 lockdown to avoid increasing risk of Legionnaires’ disease.