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The latest information and advice with regard to COVID-19 support and precautionary measures.
Please see the attached information leaflet which provides an overview of the free testing options available in the Shropshire Council area, including ‘train the lead’ training. Businesses can find out more about the asymptomatic LFT training to support on-site testing and/or book training by emailing email@example.com
The ‘train the lead’ training is in two parts. The first involves e-learning which staff complete remotely, including assessment and certification upon completion. Evidence of this is required prior to attending the second part (practical training to confidently and competently onsite test). A minimum of two staff per organisation should attend. Attendees are also required to book a LFT test at one of the community testing sites within 48 hours of attending the practical training at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury. LFTs can be booked via www.shropshire.gov.uk/lfdpublictesting
Staff must self-isolate when required. The NHS have provided information on self-isolation. Always ensure full 10-day self-isolation takes place when:
Examples of close contact include:
The below diagram details the 10-day self-isolation requirements:
Anyone who has been travelling and arrives in England from anywhere outside the UK or Ireland will also need to self-isolate for 10 days. Employees and workers who are required to self-isolate should not leave their home to go to their workplace.
Recent data suggests that offices have had more COVID-19 outbreaks compared to other workplaces. Due to the variant COVID-19 strains it is important to fully implement your controls and not enable COVID-19 to get a foothold in your business.
Regulatory Services at Shropshire Council have put together a webpage with advice on COVID prevention and dealing with positive cases in offices. It can be found below:
All controls should be detailed in your COVID risk assessment. Guidance on how to complete your COVID risk assessment is included on the webpage.
If your business is located in the Shropshire Council area and you have a case of COVID-19 in your workplace, we can help to prevent further transmission. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. Full contact details and reporting requirements can be found on our website.
If you would like further health and safety guidance regarding COVID controls in the workplace please email email@example.com.
Hope this is useful, take care, and stay safe.