News: Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted on 12th May 2020

The Government has issued guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. These are what the Government refers to in its Roadmap document as “COVID-19 Secure” guidelines.

The government, in consultation with industry, has produced the guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible.

LINK to the guides.

There are 8 guides which cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe

  1. Construction and other outdoor work – guidance for people who work in or run outdoor working environments.
  2. Factories, plants and warehouses – guidance for people who work in or run factories, plants and warehouses.
  3. Labs and research facilities – guidance for people who work in or run indoor labs and research facilities and similar environments.
  4. Offices and contact centres – guidance for people who work in or run offices, contact centres and similar indoor environments.
  5. Other people’s homes – guidance for people working in, visiting or delivering to other people’s homes as well as their employers.
  6. Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery – guidance for people who work in or run restaurants offering takeaway or delivery services.
  7. Shops and branches – guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments.
  8. Vehicles – guidance for people who work in or from vehicles, including couriers, mobile workers, lorry drivers, on-site transit and work vehicles, field forces and similar.


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Mike Oliver, Owner
(Mike Oliver Associates)

"The BHBPA is the most effective and dynamic business organisation I have ever worked with in over 30 years in Local Government. It has a very active and large membership whose points of view are taken seriously by all government structures. Peter Liddell does an excellent job in providing unique and enjoyable networking opportunities where members interact and discuss points of mutual interest. It provides a forum for businesses to discuss common issues, to share experiences and to play a powerful and meaningful role in the Burgess Hill community. The BHBPA provides important and credible support for all its members and ensures that their best interests are represented where necessary. "

Steve Cridland, CEO
(Burgess Hill Town Council)

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Wendy Agate, Community Fund Raising Manager
(St Peter & St James Hospice)

"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."

The Hon Nicholas Soames MP