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Coronavirus COVID-19 testing guidance for employers

Today more guidance has been released and as it is related to testing for employers, FOR THOSE EMPLOYERS THAT WANT TO TEST THEIR OWN STAFF,  and also guidance for individuals and households, beneficial to all your staff,  we knew you would need this straight away.

In addition, there is guidance issued on the venues that are required by law to record contact details, ensure you are aware if this applies to your business and take action accordingly. It’s a broad definition and will affect many businesses.

Please read, follow the links and brief your management, call us if you need support.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): testing guidance for employers

Summary
Guidance for employers and third-party healthcare providers on the regulations and legal obligations of running testing programmes.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
12:36 pm, 10 September 2020

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Venues required by law to record contact details

Summary
Premises and venues across England must have a system in place to record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff in the latest move to break the chains of transmission of coronavirus.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
10:16 am, 10 September 2020

Here is an extract.

  • businesses and other public settings where people meet socially including hospitality, close contact and leisure venues must record contact details of customers, visitors and staff on their premises to tackle the spread of coronavirus
  • details must be stored for 21 days and shared with NHS Test and Trace, if requested
  • fixed penalties for organisations that do not comply

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Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person

Summary
Guidance for contacts of a person with a positive test result for coronavirus (COVID-19) who do not live with that person.

Change made
Updated link on support bubbles.

Time updated
11:19 am, 10 September 2020

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COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

Summary
Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

Change made
Updated link on support bubbles in guidance for households with grandparents, parents and children living together.

Time updated
11:18 am, 10 September 2020

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Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do

Summary
Frequently asked questions on what you can and can’t do during the coronavirus outbreak.

Change made
Document updated in line with the latest government guidance.

Time updated
7:20 pm, 9 September 2020

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Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Summary
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure.

Change made
5 steps to working safely – This section has been withdrawn.

Time updated
6:54pm, 9 September 2020

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New campaign to prevent spread of coronavirus indoors this winter

Summary
The ‘Hands. Face. Space’ public information campaign urges the public to continue to wash their hands, cover their face and make space to control infection rates and avoid a second peak.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
5:47 pm, 9 September 2020

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That’s today and some late announcements yesterday. The new mantra is Hands, Face , Space and the Rule of 6 

Let’s work together to further support our combined efforts to work safely and contribute to emerging stronger from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Be safe

Tim and Juliet

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