COUNCIL INVITE BUSINESS OWNERS TO WEBINARS FOR ISLE OF WIGHT FIRMS

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Business owners are invited to join the Isle of Wight Council and Public Health England for a free 1 hour webinar.

The webinar will provide the latest information from the government on regulation impacting the business sector and Public Health England on infection control and case/outbreak response.

The session will cover;

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  • Managing cases in the workplace
  • The role of environmental health and Public Health England
  • When and how to contact Public Health England
  • Steps to take in the workplace and managing risks

There will also be information on grants for businesses as well as an opportunity to ask questions.

You can book and join online at one of the following events:

Is your office space COVID-secure?

It is still a legal requirement to work from home unless it is not reasonably possible.

Make sure your business is COVID-secure by following the government guidance relevant to your sector at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19.

Councillor Gary Peace, Cabinet member for community safety, said:

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“Office spaces can be a risk of transmission. Businesses play a critical role in controlling the spread of COVID-19 and keeping the Island safe.

“It’s important to make sure your business operates in a COVID-secure way that will protect both employees and customers. If will also provide reassurance to customers that it is safe to visit your workplace.

“It is your responsibility to make sure your business operates as safely as possible. You need to know how to manage a case or outbreak of COVID-19, should it occur”.

For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reporting-outbreaks-of-coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-early-outbreak-management.

The council’s dedicated team of COVID support officers will be visiting office premises to make sure business owners and managers have understood the requirements.

The team, who can answer any questions about operating in a COVID-secure way, will also be responding to complaints sent into regulatory services and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) from employees about COVID-related concerns. Contact 01983 823000 or email [email protected] for further information or advice.

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