This page is to support businesses with their recovery planning
Any business, in any doubt, as to whether it can be open to the public should contact for advice on: Regulation&Enforcement@doncaster.gov.uk.
Now that we know what the Government’s roadmap looks like, you will undoubtedly be thinking about how to go about re-opening and adapting your business if you haven’t already done so.
As the restrictions lift and activity once again returns to our town centre, we want to support you to reopen safely - in line with government guidance. This guide will help you to plan for a safe and successful return.
NEW Guidance details the steps to reopen certain businesses and venues in England.
The NHS COVID-19 app has launched to help control COVID-19 transmission alongside national and local contact tracing. From today certain businesses in England are required by law to display NHS Test and Trace QR codes so customers with the NHS COVID-19 app can use them to check-in.
QR codes will help businesses meet their legal requirement to log contact details and allow public health leads to send alerts based on whether people have checked in at venues.
The government will be supporting businesses and venues to display the QR codes, which can be downloaded here
Businesses who are already using their own QR system are being encouraged to switch to the NHS Test and Trace QR code.
Employers in England that want to reopen their business have a legal responsibility to protect their employees and other people on site. Use this guidance to help you carry out a risk assessment and make sensible adjustments to the site and workforce. If you do not carry out a risk assessment, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or your local council can issue an enforcement notice. Employees can use this guidance to check what their workplace needs to do to keep people safe. This guidance is only for businesses that are allowed to reopen in England.
The Government has developed a tool to help employees in England easily assess if they can return to work. The tool guides employees through questions that may influence their ability to go back to work safely. Employers can share this tool with employees to aid discussion on how employees can return to work safely. Find out more here.
This is the Government's five-steps towards being Covid-19 secure ahead of reopening your business. Have you done all of these?
- We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with the people who work here
- We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance
- We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home
- We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace
- Where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk
Download the poster here.
Stay Safe Posters
A range of posters have been created for businesses to remind people how to stay safe during the pandemic. They include reminders to wash hands frequently, wear a face mask and keep space.
Business can download these for free via the links below:
Social Distancing Posters
Please click on the below to download free signage which you can use in your business to ensure customers and staff continue to observe social distancing measures.
The UK government, in consultation with industry, has produced ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. The new guidance covers 11 workplace settings which are allowed to be open.
The 11 guides cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep employees safe.
- Aviation - Guidance on General Aviation (GA) flying during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Close contact services - Guidance for people who provide close contact services, including hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, tattooists, sports and massage therapists, dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers.
- Construction and other outdoor work – Guidance for people who work in or run outdoor working environments.
- Factories, plants and warehouses - Guidance for people who work in or run factories, plants and warehouses
- Higher Education - Guidance for higher education providers in England on when and how to reopen their campuses and buildings.
- Hotels and other guest accommodation - Guidance for people who work in or run hotels and other guest accommodation
- Labs and research facilities – Guidance for people who work in or run indoor labs and research facilities and similar environments
- Offices and contact centres – Guidance for people who work in or run offices, contact centres and similar indoor environments
- Other People's Homes – Guidance for people working in, visiting or delivering to home environments as well as their employers
- Restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services – Guidance for people who work in or run restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes or takeaways.
- Sport and Recreation - Guidance for the public, providers of outdoor sport facilities, elite athletes, personal trainers and coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation.
- Shops and branches – Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments.
- Vehicles – Guidance for people who work in or from vehicles, including couriers, mobile workers, lorry drivers, on-site transit and work vehicles, field forces and similar
- Visitor Economy - Guidance for people who work in hotels and guest accommodation, indoor and outdoor attractions, and business events and consumer shows.
You can also find support information and the actions to take for the following sectors by clicking the links below:
You can use a risk assessment to help you keep a simple record of: who might be harmed and how, what you’re already doing to control the risks, what further action you need to take to control the risks, who needs to carry out the action and when the action is needed by.
Some useful templates can be found on the Health and Safety Executive's website here