Guidance updates are coming in thick and fast now as the Omicron variant accelerates its spread across the UK.
Business leaders need to stay ahead in terms of implementing changes and importantly reviewing and updating their COVID Risk Assessments and controls. Here is the latest update regarding the need to prove your Covid status for working or gaining access to certain venues and work environments.
Below are the main points of the latest Guidance:
You should prove your vaccine-or-test COVID-19 status to work at all nightclubs, dance halls and discotheques. It is advised that you prove your COVID-19 status to work in customer-facing roles at all these venues at all times, unless they are not acting as a nightclub (for example by closing their dance floor) or they are holding an exempt event (see the Exempt activities section below).
You are also advised to prove your COVID-19 status to work in customer-facing roles in all other venues that:
Unless they are holding an exempt event (see the Exempt activities section below).
Venues meeting these criteria are advised to ensure that all those working from 1am have proof of COVID-19 status. Venues will be able to choose how they do this, which could include conducting checks before 1am.
You should also prove your COVID-19 status to work in customer-facing roles at events where attendees must prove their COVID-19 status. These are:
· indoor events with 500 or more attendees, where those attendees are likely to stand or move around for all or part of the event (such as music venues with standing audiences, or large receptions)
· outdoor events with 4,000 or more attendees, where those attendees are likely to stand or move around for all or part of the event (such as outdoor festivals)
· any events with 10,000 or more attendees, whether indoor or outdoor (such as large sports and music events)
Events are defined as including:
Some venues are not advised to check proof of your COVID-19 status unless they are holding a specific event (such as a performance or reception) that meets the attendance thresholds.
The use of the NHS COVID Pass is not advised for participation in sporting activity, regardless of number of participants or whether the activity is indoors or outdoors.
There are also some events where you won’t be advised to prove your COVID-19 status to work. These include:
More details about the venues and events where you should demonstrate your COVID-19 status as a condition of entry are in the guidance page for organisations.
If you’re an adult working or providing services, particularly if you’re coming into contact with customers, in venues or events which require evidence of COVID-19 status for visitors, you should be either:
The responsible person for the venue or event is strongly advised to take reasonable measures to ensure all adults working in roles that come into contact with members of the public meet the COVID-19 status requirements.
If you do not meet the COVID-19 status requirements, the responsible person is strongly advised to deny you entry to the venue or event.
If you work at a venue or event that requires evidence of your COVID-19 status for visitors but you’re working in a role that does not come into contact with customers, you do not need to show evidence of vaccination or testing.
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