The government has published new guidance for people who work in or run restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes or takeaways.
The main points are:
- Priority actions to take
- Thinking about risk
- Keeping customers and visitors safe
- Who should go to work and social distancing for workers
- Cleaning the workplace
- Workforce management and more
The seven steps to protecting yourself, your staff and your customers during coronavirus, include:
- Complete a COVID-19 risk assessment. If you’re an NCASS member, you can do so by downloading a risk assessment template.
- Increase how often you clean work surfaces and ensure staff and customers are washing their hands frequently and using hand sanitiser.
- Enforcing the wearing of face coverings for staff and customers – unless an individual is exempt from wearing one (read more).
- Make sure everyone visiting or working in your premises is social distancing and following a one-way system.
- Increase ventilation by keeping doors and windows open wherever possible and running ventilation systems.
- Take part in NHS Test and Trace by keeping a record of all your customers for 21 days.
- Turn away people with coronavirus symptoms, including staff members with a persistent cough, high temperature or a loss of taste or smell.
To view or download the full guidance, click here.
For more information on how to operate a delivery, collection or takeaway service, browse our Covid-19 Compliance Resources.