The government has produced a range of guidance to help employers get their businesses back up and running and their workplaces operating safely.
You can view the latest guidance for businesses or the general coronavirus guidance.
You must assess the risk of coronavirus on your employees, contractors and visitors. You can find more information about working safely during the coronavirus outbreak on the HSE website.
Essex County Council provide figures on the number of cases in the area
NHS Test and Trace
The government has removed the legal requirement for staff, visitors and customers to check-in via the NHS Track & Trace App (or equivalent written records). However, it strongly advises that you continue to use existing systems on a voluntary basis.
This will provide you with the information necessary to help in any subsequent outbreak investigation. It will support NHS Test and Trace to contact people exposed to COVID-19, so that they can book a test. This will help us to stop the spread of the virus, protect society and support businesses to stay open.
You should encourage attendees to check-in if your business:
- is in hospitality, including pubs, bars, nightclubs, restaurants and cafes
- is in tourism and leisure, including theatres, museums and cinemas
- provides close contact services
- is a place of worship
You can find further guidance on Track and Trace.