News: COVID-19: Reopening the workplace

Posted on 14th May 2020

Many workplaces have been closed for several weeks, while others have been operating on a much-reduced scale as the country endures an unprecedented ‘lockdown’ following the outbreak of the COVID-19.

However following the UK Government’s announcements on 10th and 11th May, some businesses are starting to plan for safe reopening and welcoming staff back to work.

Official guidance has at times been vague, with many employers apprehensive and uncertain about the specific, practical measures necessary to protect their staff while enabling productivity to resume.

This short document from our friends at Sutton Winson provides some general guidance to help employers identify some of the practical steps that may need to be taken, in order to reopen the workplace safely


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"As the local hospice for the area, it’s great that we receive so much support from the BHBPA. Last year the members raised an amazing £2150 through activities such as Bake Off and the BHBiz Awards. Each well planned members meeting enables good networking opportunities and speakers that are relevant to the present climate and local issues. We are proud to be members of BHBPA."

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

"Regular, well organised events, excellent updates and information by email along with a warm welcome from the Chair and Coordinator are just some of the positives at BHBPA."

Mike Oliver, Owner
(Mike Oliver Associates)

"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."

Steve Mooney
(Steven Mooney Machinery)

"“We have been members of BHBPA from its inception, and seen the organisation steadily grow and expand into the dynamic entity it is today, bringing positive benefits to all its members.""

Peter Hook, Manager
(Computer Systems Engineers)