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COVID-safe Workplaces and Businesses

The national lockdown rules were changed on 29 March 2021, but many restrictions remain in place, businesses still face restrictions and people are to work from home where possible. 

What you need to know

Across Greater Manchester, business leaders and owners have been innovating and adapting to continue trading throughout the challenge of COVID-19.  

Keep doing your bit.  

COVID-19 restrictions remain in place across the country, but some of the rules on what you can and cannot do change on 12 April. To see if your business is allowed to reopen visit the government's website

The full list of businesses required to remain closed can also be found in the guidance on closing certain businesses and venues in England. 

People who can work effectively from home should do so. In sectors where homeworking is not possible, businesses must take all reasonable steps to ensure people work safely from a COVID-19 Secure workplace. A key consideration is how to modify your work setting to prevent the spread of the virus.

The government has published workplace guidance to help employers continue doing their bit and keep employees and customers safe throughout the pandemic. At the Hub we've collated a range of tools and resources to help you maintain the safety of your workplace.

Don't forget that our team of experts are on hand if you need support - get in touch today to arrange an appointment.

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Making your workplace COVID-Secure 

The single most important consideration for any business leader is the safety, health and wellbeing of your employees. This will include giving consideration to travel arrangements for staff, maintaining hygiene standards and supporting NHS Test and Trace.

Risk Assessment Risk Assessment

We're Greater Together when we conduct and updated our Risk Assessment to welcome staff and customers back safely

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Workplace cleaning guide Workplace cleaning guide

We're greater together when we maintain cleaning and hygiene standards in the workplace.

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Provide adequate ventilation Provide adequate ventilation

We’re Greater Together when we provide well ventilated workplaces for staff that cannot work from home

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Keep doing your bit while on the move Keep doing your bit while on the move

We're Greater Together when we help our staff travel safely during the pandemic. Review the latest travel advice and guidance for businesses and employers.

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Coronavirus testing – Guidance for businesses Coronavirus testing – Guidance for businesses

We’re greater together when we get regular covid tests

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Supporting Test and Trace Supporting Test and Trace

We're Greater Together when we understand our role in the Test and Trace programme.

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Managing COVID-19 cases in the workplace Managing COVID-19 cases in the workplace

We’re greater together when we respond correctly to a positive test result in the workplace

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Supporting self-isolation due to coronavirus Supporting self-isolation due to coronavirus

We’re Greater Together when we help staff to self-isolate when required to do so.

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 Coronavirus workplace signage

Access standard signage to download and display within the workplace including the government's Staying COVID-secure notice

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COVID-19 vaccines – what you need to know

Our guide will help businesses ensure their staff can find accurate and timely information
on COVID-19 vaccines.

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Workplace settings

Manufacturing Manufacturing

Guidance for operating amidst the pandemic, additional resources, as well as the latest government guidelines

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Hospitality and Leisure Hospitality and Leisure

Our guide will take you through the latest guidance and signpost support specifically for businesses in the hospitality and leisure sector.

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Retail Retail

The Here for Retail toolkit provides businesses and employees with access to resources and business support

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Managing your people throughout COVID-19

Hear from leading experts discussing some of the key issues to consider relating to people and access our guidance in supporting your teams to work remotely and manage their mental health and wellbeing. 

Skills and Training Managing Digital Security Mental health & wellbeing Remote Working
Skills Support Skills Support

Resources and services helping you secure the skills needed for business continuity

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A Guide to Remote Working A Guide to Remote Working

Read our Guide to Remote Working providing detailed information on the systems and tools that need to be in place to ensure long-term success.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources Pack Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources Pack

Resources and services to support your employees' mental health and wellbeing.

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Supporting your employees Supporting your employees

Managing the health, safety and wellbeing of your employees during COVID-19

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Keep doing your bit to keep Greater Manchester safe.

We all have a role to play in keeping our city-region safe. By doing our bit we'll protect ourselves, our colleagues and our city from the impact of COVID-19.

Doing out bit to keep our workplaces safe

Do your bit while on the move

Do your bit to safely use shared spaces.