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Covid-19: Health and Safety Risk Assessment

From 1 April, the Government will remove the health and safety requirement for every employer to explicitly consider COVID-19 in their risk assessments. The intention is to empower businesses to take responsibility for implementing mitigations that are appropriate for their circumstances. Employers that specifically work with COVID-19, such as laboratories, must continue to undertake a risk assessment that considers COVID-19.

The Council's Covid-19 risk assessment is archived here for information purposes. It is supported by additional guidance notes and procedure documents for different work activities.

If you would like more information about employer's responsibilities to their employees at this phase of the Covid-19 pandemic please visit our Working Safely During the Coronavirus Outbreak page.

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