Coronavirus health and safety for businesses

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides guidance for businesses in New Forest during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Social distancing at work: Guidance for employers and others on measures you can take to help you carry on working safely during the coronavirus outbreak. It covers social distancing measures, staggering shifts, providing additional handwashing facilities and how to talk with workers about working safely.

Protecting home workers: You are still responsible for the health and safety of your workers while they work at home. 

Reporting diagnosed employees: If a worker has been diagnosed as having coronavirus and there is reasonable evidence that it was caused by exposure at work, it must be reported as a case of disease.

Drivers' welfare and hours: The Department for Transport has announced a temporary and limited relaxation in the enforcement of drivers' hours rules for drivers involved in the delivery of certain products. When accepting deliveries, you must continue to provide welfare facilities for delivery drivers who visit your site.

Find out more about the latest coronavirus advice on the HSE website.

Risk assessing coronavirus in the workplace: Guidance for employers on what a Coronavirus risk assessment should include.

Positive test and trace results at your workplace: Guidance on what employers must do if informed that your customers or members of staff test positive for the virus.

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