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Keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars, and takeaway services Updated 30/06/2020 – Now includes social distancing marshals Government released guidance yesterday for keeping workers and customers safe in pubs, restaurants, bars and takeaways services during COVID-19 in England, this with an aim of easing lockdown and helping to restore the […]

On 26th June revised guidance for food businesses to prevent and manage Covid-19 was published by PHE, FSA and Defra:   https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-food-businesses/guidance-for-food-businesses-on-coronavirus-covid-19   The guidance is intended for all workplaces involved in manufacturing, processing, warehousing, picking, packaging and retailing of food. It also includes important information about the risk of community dissemination of coronavirus (COVID-19) from […]

Updated 24/06/2020 – Over the last fortnight, a review panel, led by the Permanent Secretary to No10 and including the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, the Chief Medical Officer, and the Chief Economic Adviser to HM Treasury, has considered the success of the government’s social distancing guidelines in the context of the current presence of the […]

Updated 23/06/2020 – Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced today (Tuesday 23 June) set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs. From Saturday 4th July, the Prime Minister has […]

Simon Brentnall (BFFF Head of Health & Safety) explains more on the difference between face masks and coverings. Face Masks Where a company is already using personal protective equipment (PPE) for a work activity to protect against risks such as ingredient dust and other hazardous substances, they should continue to do so. When managing the risk of COVID-19, additional PPE beyond […]

Important update – Since the below guidance was released the government has announced that face coverings are mandatory for those travelling on public transport as from 15th June 2020! https://www.gov.uk/government/news/face-coverings-to-become-mandatory-on-public-transport On the 12th May the government released its new transport guidance for passengers as more people return to work in England. In the first instance […]

Following extensive discussions with the insurance sector, ministers have announced that Trade Credit Insurance schemes will receive up to £10 billion of government guarantees. Trade Credit Insurance underwrites an estimated £350 billion of economic activity of more than 630,000 businesses in the UK each year. It insures suppliers selling goods against the company they are […]