Working safely during COVID-19 - Protecting our service users, their carers and our staff

In accordance with the Government's publication “Working Safely During COVID-19, Guidance for Employers, Employees and the Self- Employed” and the Health and Safety Executive's “Working Safely Guide”, the Trust's Health and Safety Team, Estates and Facilities Property Team and the Health and Wellbeing Team have produced a guidance and checklist for managers and departments to consider staff returning to the workplace.

Managers and teams should complete the checklist prior to staff returning and ensure any actions or issues raised are dealt with and display the COVID-19 risk assessment at the end of the document in local areas.


The manager's checklist includes the following sections:

  1. Thinking about risk
  2. Who should work from home/who should go to work
  3. Social distancing at work
  4. Managing visitors and contractors
  5. Cleaning the workplace
  6. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and face coverings
  7. Pick-up and Drop-off


Whilst the document offers guidance on working safely during COVID-19, a key message is that staff should continue to work from home where possible. Further advice can be found at:





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