Staff and customer safety

As an employer, you must protect people from harm. This includes taking reasonable steps to protect your workers and customers from coronavirus.

Advice by workplace setting

GOV.UK offers guidance for a range of settings to help you work safely during the coronavirus outbreak, including advice for: 

Who needs to carry out a risk assessment?

All employers are required by law do a workplace risk assessment to protect people from coronavirus. You must make a record of this risk assessment if you employ five or more people.

You must also consult and involve your employees in the steps you are taking to manage the risk of coronavirus.

What does a risk assessment involve?

As part of your risk assessment you may need to consider the following:

Help with carrying out a risk assessment

A competent person has the health and safety training, experience or knowledge needed to help you carry out a risk assessment

Reporting Covid-19 cases

If an employee has been exposed to Covid-19 in the workplace, please view the RIDDOR guidance on reporting for Covid-19 on the HSE website.

You do not need to report incidents that relate to the public, patients or service users. 

Further help and advice

If you need any additional help and advice after reading the guidance on this page, please contact us.