Dust Health and Safety Hazards – What You Need to Know
The Government has now issued six sector-specific Covid guidance notes, setting out what will be considered as reasonable precautions in the workplace for step 4 of the roadmap, after 19 July in England.
Main points to note:
Some businesses already have significant numbers of employees self-isolating, as society opens up and they have more social contact.
Remember that the rules on sending people home if they have symptoms or have to self-isolate still apply and still have legal force.
The guidance now recommends you take immediate steps to identify close workplace contacts yourself if you have a positive case, and do not wait for test and trace to do so. These contacts should immediately isolate for 10 days, until the rules change on 16 August.
The guidance notes continue to put strong emphasis on cleaning, hand hygiene and the provision of good natural ventilation. You should ensure all these controls remain in place.
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