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Local Authority powers during the roadmap

Local Authority powers during the roadmap

The Government has updated the Guidance on the powers that local authorities have in England to enforce restrictions during the different steps of the roadmap. Local Authorities have three main powers: Coronavirus Improvement Notice (CIN): A Coronavirus Improvement Notice can be issued by a local authority when a business is failing to fulfil a provision...

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Twice weekly rapid testing to be available to everyone in England

Twice weekly rapid testing to be available to everyone in England

Everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus testing from 9 April, the Government has announced, describing this as a “significant step forward, paving the way for businesses and society reopening”.  Anyone will be able to access free, rapid lateral flow tests (LFDs) for themselves and their families to use twice...

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Updates to working safely during coronavirus (England)

Updates to working safely during coronavirus (England)

The primary guidance for businesses (guest accommodation, hospitality, factory, plants and warehouses and vehicles) has been updated to include information on: Changes to NHS Test and Trace regulations (read more here) Changes to national restrictions from 29 March. For the detail for various sectors follow this link. It is important to note when reading the...

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New slogan – Hands Face Space Fresh Air

New slogan – Hands Face Space Fresh Air

Government has updated its public information slogan to Hands Face Space Fresh Air. The accompanying poster can be downloaded from the Pubic Health England website here. A helpful NHS poster on what’s allowed in England from 12 April under the roadmap can be downloaded here.

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Longer opening hours in England when non-essential shops re-open

Longer opening hours in England when non-essential shops re-open

Government has confirmed that when non-essential retail is permitted to open – from 12 April at the earliest – in England longer opening hours will be reintroduced.  Shops/retailers will have the flexibility to open until 10pm Monday to Saturday. These temporary measures will make socially distanced shopping easier to continue and the longer opening hours...

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Caterer webinar on allergens

Caterer webinar on allergens

The Caterer is running a webinar on allergens on Wednesday 31 March 2021. Natasha’s Law comes into effect on 1 October, so it is important that the parks industry is fully aware of its obligations. Consumers are increasingly looking for information to help them make informed decisions about what they choose to eat, and the...

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COVID-status certification consultation

COVID-status certification consultation

One of the four reviews that the Government announced on 22 February to sit alongside the Roadmap is on the use of COVID-status certification. The government is reviewing whether certification could play a role in reopening our economy, reducing restrictions on social contact and improving safety. Such certification would be available both to vaccinated people...

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Ventilation in the workplace, non-domestic settings and in vehicles

Ventilation in the workplace, non-domestic settings and in vehicles

Ventilation should be considered as part ofmaking your workplace or indoor public space COVID-secure. It is important to identify and deal with areas that are not well ventilated. The more people occupying an area that is poorly ventilated, and the longer they remain in it, the greater the risk of spread of COVID-19. Control measures...

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Legionnaires’ disease – potential hazard

Legionnaires’ disease – potential hazard

Is COVID-19 helping spread this potentially fatal form of pneumonia? While COVID-19 is at the forefront of people’s minds, Legionella is one hazard that may be overlooked as people return to holiday parks. The bacteria thrives in water that is left stagnant between temperatures of 20–45°C and with parks currently closed and many premises left...

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