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Workplace Guidance

This page will be continually updated to reflect the latest guidance and advice available. Last updated 10.50, 15 September 2020.

Government has published guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. 

There are 14 guides that cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate in more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe. Priority actions are outines at the top of each guide.


You can use Guidance Finder to help you find the information most relevant to you.


Test and Trace

Organisations in certain sectors should collect details and maintain records of staff, customers and visitors on their premises to support NHS Test and Trace. You can find further information and resources on and WSCC COVID-19 Business and employers pages.


Guidance for businesses re-opening

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published some downloadable materials to help you show that your business complies with COVID-19 safety in the workplace. You can download these in PDF form below.

Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020

Staying COVID-19 Secure - 5 step checklist


Covid-19 Tool Kit - Considerations for restarting your business safely

Sussex Chamber of Commerce, Business East Sussex and the Coast to Capital Growth Hub have partnered up to develop a Covid-19 toolkit for all businesses planning to reopen. It includes links to both local and national resources and could play a vital part in helping your business to reopen.


For further information visit Government’s Working safely during Coronavirus pages.

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