Reopening your business after lockdown




The government has published the following guides for different types of work:

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Please remember, it is your responsibility to study the guidance, undertake a COVID-19 risk assessment and implement the necessary measures before opening.


Working safely tool

To help employers reopen their businesses safely, the government has launched a new tool to identify the most relevant guidance for your business. The guidance highlighted will help you carry out a risk assessment and make sensible adjustments to the site and workforce.

What is expected from my business?

Employers should display a notice visibly in their shop windows or outside their store to show their employees, customers and other visitors that they have followed this guidance.

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Five steps to working safely

  1. Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment in line with the HSE guidance
  2. Develop cleaning, hand washing and hygiene procedures – follow the guidance on hand washing and hygiene
  3. Help people to work from home
  4. Maintain 2 metres social distancing, where possible
  5. Where people cannot be 2 metres apart, manage transmission risk

Other useful guides for businesses

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