COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR WORKPLACES

General COVID-19 Information 

A range of general covid-19 guidance can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ which includes:

Further information including details on how to protect yourself and others from coronavirus, test and trace processes and health and wellbeing support is available here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Guidance For Workplace Settings

The government and HSE have produced guidelines to ensure workplaces are safe and the workforce is protected from coronavirus.

Working safely during coronavirus:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19

5 Practical steps to work safely;  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/5-steps-to-working-safely

  1. Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment
  2. Develop cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures
  3. Help people to work from home
  4. Maintain 2m social distancing, where possible
  5. Where people cannot be 2m apart, manage transmission risk

 

Health and Safety Executive guidance to working safely:

https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/working-safely-during-coronavirus-outbreak.htm

Completion of a COVID-19 Risk assessment https://www.hse.gov.uk/simple-health-safety/risk/index.htm

Cleaning of the workplace https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-decontamination-in-non-healthcare-settings

NHS Test and Trace workplace guidance https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-workplace-guidance

 

Setting specific guidance

Guidance for schools:

Kirklees Educational Psychology Service have developed a guide for schools which focusses on what leaders and managers might need to consider in order to support the wellbeing needs of all school staff;

Rotherham Educational Psychology Service have produced a series of short training modules to support staff through the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/downloads/download/245/training-to-support-staff-through-the-covid-19-crisis-bringing-safety-and-hope

 

The Bupa UK Foundation and the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools have developed a seminar series which focuses on the mental wellbeing of staff, pupils and the wider community as schools re-open: https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fleedsbeckett.ac.uk%2Fcarnegiebupaseminars%2F&data=02%7C01%7CAndrina.Stanislawski%40phe.gov.uk

 

 

 

ACAS Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

 

Information on PPE equipment; https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-personal-protective-equipment-ppe

 

Exceptions to the requirement to quarantine on return to the UK (and other relevant actions that need to be taken)  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules

 

Working from home equipment advice – Find out what equipment, services or supplies are taxable if your employees are working from home due to coronavirus (COVID-19).  A new section about returning office equipment has been added:

 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-which-expenses-are-taxable-if-your-employee-works-from-home-due-to-coronavirus-covid-19

 

Information on travelling to work and social distancing;

 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers

 

 

 

SUPPORT FOR THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF YOUR WORKFORCE

 

Covid specific information for staying well in work, links to ideas for mental wellbeing:

 

 

 

 

FOR HEALTH PROTECTION QUERIES contact nypublichealth@northyorks.gov.uk

 

 

 

COMMUNICATION MATERIALS

 

Advising staff and visitors that your premises are covid-secure:

 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5eb959f5e90e0708370f97f9/staying-covid-19-secure-accessible.pdf?

 

 

 

Public Health England (PHE) resources:

 

There is a range of coronavirus (COVID-19) advice communication materials available free of charge at the PHE Campaigns website which can be used to help emphasise the key health messages to your staff including:

 

 

https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns

 

A range of links to accessible information and translations into community languages can also be found here: https://www.nypartnerships.org.uk/covidinfo