Staffordshire Means Back to Business - New secure workplace advice, testing, free market place

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New advice for businesses to keep workplaces safe

The government has given the next stage of easing of lockdown rules to go ahead from next Monday 12th April. 

This means that non-essential retail, gyms, hairdressers and beauty salons can let customers inside. Social distancing rules continue to apply - with indoor settings to be visited alone or as part of a one-household group.

Pubs, restaurants and cafes can open for outdoor service, with no curfew, and no requirement for a substantial meal to be served with alcohol.  Outdoor gatherings are still limited to either six people or two households.

Overnight stays are allowed in self-contained accommodation for members of the same household or bubble.

Zoos and theme parks can also reopen. 

 

New QR code posters for hospitality 

There will be new posters displaying QR codes for hospitality venues in England. Work has taken place with the industry to make the posters clearer and easier to use. All venues in England in scope of the regulations are legally required to display an official NHS QR code poster. Watch this space for more.

 

New guidance for every sector on workplace safety

Updated guidance on how to make your workplace secure, including the importance of ventilation and updated information on customer fitting rooms has been published. 

READ UPDATED GUIDANCE TO KEEP YOUR WORKPLACE SAFE AND SECURE

work from home if you can

REGISTER BY 12th APRIL FOR FREE EMPLOYEE TESTS FOR HOME USE

Image of a lateral flow test

All employers will now be able to offer their employees free, rapid and regular tests that can be done at home.

From today, the government's workplace testing programme will supply home test kits to companies with over 10 workers where it is not possible to set up testing on-site, due to a lack of space or because companies operate across multiple sites.

Businesses can now order the home test kits online to distribute to their employees. These self-test kits need to picked-up by staff from their employer who can then complete the home test in the normal way, before reporting their results to the NHS using the provided gov.uk address.

REGISTER FOR FREE LATERAL FLOW TESTS BEFORE 12th APRIL

REACH NEW CUSTOMERS  FOR FREE WITH THE STAFFORDSHIRE DAY VIRTUAL MARKET PLACE

Staffordshire Day market place

On 1st May, also known as Staffordshire Day, the new virtual market place with direct links to online shops will go live - be a part of it.

Enjoy Staffordshire, in partnership with Staffordshire County Council and other partners are supporting local businesses as we come out of lockdown.

Thousands of people are expected to take part in the fifth-annual celebration of all things Staffordshire on the 1st May. 

This year, local artisans, makers, producers and indie retailers  can all showcase their wares with the new virtual market place and reach thousands of potential new customers.

APPLY TO BE ON THE MARKET PLACE