Southalls experts have gathered some of the most frequently asked questions around the health and safety implications of the spread of coronavirus and put together some practical steps on how to move forward safely and keep your people and premises safe.

If you’re wondering about what to consider when it comes to staff who frequently travel for work, here are practical steps you can take to reduce the spread of infection and how to implement a business continuity plan, especially if your business doesn’t already have one.

For any businesses that have been listed within the recent business closure and the restrictions, we have put together a brief guide on topic areas you may find useful to consider - when the business is closed and on what to prepare for to reopen after an extended closure.

Download our free ‘Guide to Homeworking’ for real-life tips to remote success. Get started with HSE-approved advice on workstation set up and keep production levels on the up with expert advice on staying fit, focused and firing on all cylinders. 

If you are a food business which falls into one of the exemptions listed in The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020; and offer a take away or delivery service to your customers, this guide gives you an overview of things you will want to bear in mind, to ensure the food is not only safe to eat but also labelled accordingly to the Food Safety Legislation.

You will also find other crucial information to consider if you are going to deliver food from your business to those customers at home.

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Message from the Managing Director at Southalls

This Coronavirus pandemic has changed everyone's life within a few short weeks. 

Here at Southalls, we pride ourselves not only with decades of industry experience and advanced technology, but also with the unique commercial ability to create bespoke health and safety service that cuts costs.

You can rely on us for hands-on, hassle-free ways of simplifying health and safety at work, making sure your team stays safe through the current changes imposed on us by the Covid-19.

If there are any specific health and safety concerns, you or your team may have, please schedule a free telephone consultation with our specialists.

Stay safe,

John Southall, Managing Director at Southalls

You might be wondering what kind of risk such an outbreak might pose to your staff and your business.

In this guide, we’re going to look at some of the best ways to plan ahead to manage the spread of coronavirus and how to assess the risks of travelling to other countries, along with some of the best working practices around workplace hygiene.

Updated on 29th March 2020

COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing

This guide provides advice on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Updated on 26th March 2020

COVID-19: cleaning of non-healthcare settings

This guidance can be applied to any non-healthcare setting such as:

- workplaces

- offices

- waiting rooms

- hotel rooms

- student accommodation

- boarding schools

The guidance describes the cleaning required, the appropriate disposal of materials, the cleaning of equipment and hard surfaces, and the personal protective equipment (PPE) that should be worn.

Updated on 26th March 2020

Introduction to The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020

This sets out the length and review of the emergency period; Restrictions on the public movement and requirements to close premises and businesses during the emergency period.  The schedules also list the businesses which are exempt and which are able to continue to trade.

The reality of a world-wide Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is challenging for all types of businesses.

Our dedicated health and safety consultants are here to make a difference for our clients. Tell us your biggest current safety concerns, and we’ll tailor a cost-effective compliance solution that fits your budget and needs of your staff.

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