Some companies across Wrexham are starting to get back to work safely as restrictions are eased and there are some who have been able to respond to the Government call for manufacturers to assist with the production of PPE. Please be aware of different legislation in force in England and Wales at present.
Wrexham County Borough Council have issued a press release about companies in Wrexham who are stepping up to answer the call for help with PPE – if you are supplying similar products or would like to know where you can source them and other items locally please get in touch.
Safe workplace guidance published
The UK Government, in consultation with industry, has published guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. This guidance has been produced in consultation with industry representatives and covers eight different types of workplace, including construction and other outdoor work, factories and warehouses, offices and contact centres, other people’s homes, restaurants offering takeaway or delivery, shops and vehicles.
Welsh Government and Industry Wales are working on guidance for companies preparing for a return to work. It will be published soon, but this link shows good practice being implemented by a company in mid-Wales.
Sector-based taskforces announced
Five task forces have been set up to develop plans about how and when closed sectors can reopen safely. The taskforces will develop Covid-19 secure guidelines for the reopening of businesses and public places when it is safe to do so. The taskforces cover five sectors including pubs and restaurants, non-essential retail, recreation and tourism.
Health and Safety Executive publish guidance to help you keep workers safe (Covid-secure) during the outbreak.
This guide covers who should work, protecting those at higher risk, getting into and leaving work, organising work areas and good hygiene.
Click on this link to find guidance on consulting your workers and measures to prevent coronavirus in your workplace and to make it Covid-secure.
This information has been kindly provided by Rachel Cupid, Acting Town Centre Manager for Wrexham County Borough.