|While the reopening of the economy continues, Cotswold District Council officers are continuing to work with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to call and visit local businesses with the team offering help and advice on the safest operating procedures.|
|The aim is to help businesses make sure the right measures are in place to manage the risk from Coronavirus in line with the latest Government guidance.
Councillor Jenny Forde, Cabinet Member for Cotswold District Council said, “We’ve learned a lot from the last time our local businesses reopened after lockdown. Customers’ confidence levels were definitely boosted by businesses that had excellent safety measures in place and were clearly communicating these to their customers and staff. The businesses that thrived were those that took this seriously.
“We will be talking to local businesses and visiting sites across Cotswold District to understand how they are managing risks in line with their specific business activity, and our officers are here to help with that.
“This forms part of our wider work to support our local economy during these difficult times which has included materials to help businesses reopen, webinars providing advice and distributing vital grant funding.”
Angela Storey, Director of Transformation and Operational Services at the HSE, said, “As we come out of lockdown, we are continuing to work with local authorities to check businesses are Covid-secure and provide guidance and advice where needed.
“Our spot checks and inspections support cross-government work in helping employers and employees who have worked throughout the pandemic and those returning as lockdown measures ease.
“By checking businesses have measures in place to manage the risks, we can benefit the health of local communities as well as supporting the local and national UK economy.”
The Covid-secure measures businesses should have in place include:
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