COVID-secure checks extended to newly opened businesses


East Cambridgeshire District Council is continuing to work with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to contact operational businesses within the district to check they have the necessary COVID-secure measures in place to help tackle coronavirus (COVID-19) in the local area.

The latest round of checks which commenced this week include businesses that opened following the ease of government COVID-19 restrictions from April 12th.

During the checks, advice and guidance will be provided to manage risk and protect workers, customers and visitors. Where some businesses are not managing this, immediate action will be taken. This can range from the provision of specific advice, issuing enforcement notices, stopping certain work practices until they are made safe and, where businesses fail to comply, this could lead to prosecution.

Being COVID-secure means that businesses need to put adjustments in place to manage the risk and protect workers and others from coronavirus.

HSE has found some common issues across a range of sectors, that include failing to provide arrangements for monitoring, supervising and maintaining social distancing, and failing to introduce an adequate cleaning regime particularly at busy times of the day.

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For further information on how to manage the risk of coronavirus in different business sectors please read the government guidance