Stakeholder eBulletin: 3 November 2020

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National restrictions announced for England

On Saturday 31 October the Prime Minister announced national restrictions coming into force on Thursday 5 November at 00:01 for England.

  • Further guidance on the restrictions is available on GOV.UK.

  • You can read the Prime Minister’s full statement here.

  • Information is available on current restrictions in Scotland and Wales.

Going to work


To help contain the virus, the government guidelines mean everyone who can work effectively from home must do so during this time of greater restrictions.


Where people cannot do so (for instance people who work in critical national infrastructure, construction or manufacturing) they should continue to travel to work/attend their workplace.


This is essential to keeping the country operating and supporting vital sectors and employers.

RIDDOR reporting of COVID-19

covid riddor

HSE has published guidance on when and how you should report coronavirus incidents under RIDDOR.

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) apply to all sectors and workplaces in Great Britain.


You should only make a report under RIDDOR, relating to coronavirus, when:

  • an accident or incident at work has, or could have, led to the release or escape of coronavirus. This must be reported as a dangerous occurrence
  • a worker has been diagnosed as having COVID-19 attributed to an occupational exposure to coronavirus. This must be reported as a case of disease
  • a worker dies as a result of occupational exposure to coronavirus

Visit our website for further details on the above, along with examples of what is reportable.

COVID updates and guidance

HSE has published a range of coronavirus-related guidance and information, which you may find useful.

It includes:

  • Air conditioning and ventilation
    Details about using air conditioning and general ventilation during the pandemic

  • Vulnerable workers
    Consider the risk to workers who are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus and put controls in place to reduce that risk

For all the latest information and advice visit our coronavirus pages

UK Transition: Transition Webinars

The UK has left the EU and new rules for business with the EU start in January 2021.

The transition period will end on 31 December 2020 and will not be extended. While the government continues to negotiate with the EU, there are actions your business can take now. 


Watch this video to find out what 2021 will mean for your business.


You can use the transition checker tool for a personalised summary of the actions you need to take.


You can also stay up to date with the latest developments by signing up to receive a weekly email bulletin and attending a business sector webinar.


For health and safety related issues you can find out more at HSE's transition period website

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