New Government Guidance to help understand how to work safely

New Government Guidance to help understand how to work safely

The government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible.

These 8 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 people safe.

Two specific areas of interest.

Shops and branches

Shops include non-food stores, fashion stores and other types of retail that are currently closed. This guidance will help them consider what their operations may need to look like when they are allowed to open.

This guidance also covers shops that are currently open, such as shops selling food and chemists.

Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery

This guidance applies to any food preparation or food service setting where food is sold for takeaway or delivery. For example:

  • bars
  • pubs and restaurants operating as take-aways
  • cafes
  • food to go
  • food delivery
  • takeaways and mobile catering
  • contract catering at the point of service to the consumer, such as in offices or similar environments
It also applies to the food services provided by businesses.It does not apply to food preparation or food service in clinical or healthcare settings.