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COVID-safe Workplaces and Businesses

New measures have been introduced in England to respond to the Omicron variant and help reduce its spread. Our guide can help you keep up to date with the latest news relevant for you and your business.

View the latest national COVID-19 restrictions

Greater Together

Across Greater Manchester, business leaders and owners have played their part in helping prevent the spread of coronavirus throughout the pandemic.

Businesses should continue to manage the spread of coronavirus and keep protecting their staff, customers and visitors. With the emergence of the Omicron variant, it is now more important than ever that we all come together to protect ourselves, our colleagues and our city.

Employers can access the ‘Working Safely’ guides to find out how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in the workplace.

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

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. 

Making your workplace safer during COVID-19

The single most important consideration for any business leader is the safety, health and wellbeing of your employees. This will include giving consideration to ventilation, maintaining hygiene standards and completing a health and safety risk assessment that includes the risk from COVID-19.

Risk Assessment Risk Assessment

We're Greater Together when we conduct and update our Risk Assessment to include the risk from COVID-19.

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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.

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Supporting NHS Test and Trace Supporting NHS Test and Trace

We're Greater Together when we enable people to check-in at our venue.

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Business guide to COVID-19 testing Business guide to COVID-19 testing

We’re greater together when we get regular covid tests.

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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 Supporting self-isolation

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

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Supporting the vaccination of your workforce Supporting the vaccination of your workforce

We're Greater Together when we ensure our staff can find accurate and timely information on COVID-19 vaccines.

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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 develop their skillset, manage their mental health and wellbeing and travel safely during the pandemic. 

COVID-19 recovery: Putting people at the heart of your growth strategy
Skills Support Skills Support

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

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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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Safer Travel Safer Travel

Review the latest travel advice and guidance for businesses and employers.

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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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More information is available on the UK Government’s Coronavirus Business Support website. For more personalised advice call us on: 0161 359 3050 or email us at:


The information provided is meant as a general guide only rather than advice or assurance. GC Business Growth Hub does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information and professional guidance should be sought on all aspects of business planning and responses to the coronavirus. Use of this guide and toolkit are entirely at the risk of the user. Any hyperlinks from this document are to external resources not connected to the GC Business Growth Hub and The Growth Company is not responsible for the content within any hyperlinked site.