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Wales: Coronavirus guidance for businesses

Wales: Coronavirus guidance for businesses

People in Wales who cannot work from home are being encouraged to use lateral flow self-tests as they are rolled out across Wales. The rapid coronavirus testing kits will be available to collect from local test sites across Wales from Friday 16 April. The Welsh Government is also looking at other collection venues for test...

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Twice weekly rapid testing to be available to everyone in England

Twice weekly rapid testing to be available to everyone in England

Everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus testing from 9 April, the Government has announced, describing this as a “significant step forward, paving the way for businesses and society reopening”.  Anyone will be able to access free, rapid lateral flow tests (LFDs) for themselves and their families to use twice...

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Updates to working safely during coronavirus (England)

Updates to working safely during coronavirus (England)

The primary guidance for businesses (guest accommodation, hospitality, factory, plants and warehouses and vehicles) has been updated to include information on: Changes to NHS Test and Trace regulations (read more here) Changes to national restrictions from 29 March. For the detail for various sectors follow this link. It is important to note when reading the...

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Longer opening hours in England when non-essential shops re-open

Longer opening hours in England when non-essential shops re-open

Government has confirmed that when non-essential retail is permitted to open – from 12 April at the earliest – in England longer opening hours will be reintroduced.  Shops/retailers will have the flexibility to open until 10pm Monday to Saturday. These temporary measures will make socially distanced shopping easier to continue and the longer opening hours...

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Rapid home testing for businesses with 10+ employees

Rapid home testing for businesses with 10+ employees

The Government has announced that it is expanding the workplace testing regime so that businesses with more than 10 staff can order free testing kits for employees to use at home. To get the free tests, you must register interest by 12 April. The tests will be sent to employers to distribute to their staff...

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Increased Test and Trace requirements from 29 March

Increased Test and Trace requirements from 29 March

The Test And Trace guidance has been changed to state that from 29 March 2021, every customer or visitor should be asked to scan the NHS QR code or provide their name and contact details, not just a lead member. This requirement applies to: Hospitality, including pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés Tourism and leisure, including...

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Ventilation in the workplace, non-domestic settings and in vehicles

Ventilation in the workplace, non-domestic settings and in vehicles

Ventilation should be considered as part of making your workplace or indoor public space COVID-secure. It is important to identify and deal with areas that are not well ventilated. The more people occupying an area that is poorly ventilated, and the longer they remain in it, the greater the risk of spread of COVID-19. Control measures...

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Preparing a vehicle for passengers

Preparing a vehicle for passengers

Government has released guidance for operators of private hire vehicles to help protect against coronavirus. This guidance may be helpful for dealers e.g. after 2 December following test drives or the return of hire vehicles, or where a vehicle has multiple drivers/occupants. Read more here.

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Importance of ventilation

Importance of ventilation

Government is stressing how good ventilation can reduce the risk of coronavirus infection by over 70%. It is important that businesses check that their ventilation systems are clean and working properly. Where businesses do not have ventilation systems, the advice is to either open windows for short, sharp bursts of 10 to 15 minutes regularly throughout...

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Changes to Guidance in England

Changes to Guidance in England

New Rules on Wearing Face Masks Customers in private hire vehicles and taxis must wear face coverings (from 23 September). Customers in hospitality venues must wear face coverings, except when seated at a table to eat or drink. Staff in hospitality and retail will now also be required to wear face coverings (from 24 September)....

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