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COVID-safe Workplaces

A national lockdown was announced on 4 January 2021, which requires many businesses to close and people to work from home where possible. 

Read our summary of the national lockdown restrictions.

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.  

Do your bit.  

From 5 January, the UK is in lockdown with all but essential businesses required to close in order to reduce social contact and help control the virus.

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 do 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.

Workplace settings

Manufacturing Manufacturing

Guidance for operating amidst the pandemic, additional resources, calls to action from government and industry, 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 restrictions 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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Supporting your colleagues

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.

Do your bit while on the move Do your bit while on the move

Review the latest travel advice and guidance from TFGM for businesses and employers

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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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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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Ventilation during the pandemic Ventilation during the pandemic

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

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A Guide to Remote Working - Developed in Response to Coronavirus

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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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
Test and Trace Test and Trace

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

Risk Assessment Risk Assessment

We're Greater Together when we publish our current Risk Assessment.

Safer Workspaces signage Safer Workspaces signage

We're Greater Together when we maintain social distancing.

Managing your employees Managing your employees

We're Greater Together when we ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our colleagues.


Do 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.