Good Practice Guide for employers
To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close. These include non-essential retail, pubs, restaurants, and other places that could encourage social gatherings and interactions.
Other businesses can remain open and their employees can travel to work, provided they cannot work from home. Businesses who need their employees to come to work are understandably concerned about how they ensure that they are providing a safe working environment and complying with social distancing rules.
As a result, Warwickshire County Council, through its Public Health Team, has produced a “good practice guide” for employers on this, which can be downloaded here.
The guide includes information advice around handwashing, enhanced cleaning regimes, social distancing practices in the workplace, specific advice around vulnerable groups, and how to deal with sick leave.
Dr Shade Agboola, Director of Public Health, Public Health Warwickshire, said: “While it is important that all those who can work from home do so at this moment in time, we recognise that this just isn’t possible for many businesses.
"Therefore we have put together this guide that will help employers think about the pro-active steps they can take to ensure that they are doing all they can to protect and support their workforce”