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Workplace Guidance

This page will be continually updated to reflect the latest guidance and advice available. Last updated 11.30, 30 November 2020.

The UK Government has set out a three-tiered restriction system that will be in place from Wednesday 2 December. The levels are set out as Medium, High and Very High. West Sussex will be in Tier 2 'High Alert'.

This means that from Wednesday 2 December, new restrictions will apply in our area. Read in full the details of the Tier 2 'High Alert' restrictions.

Please note that the current national restrictions are in place until Wednesday 2 December. Find out about the current national restrictions and what you can and cannot do


Government has published updated guidance for working safely during Coronavirus. These include 14 guides that cover a range of different types of work:


Test and Trace

From Friday 18 September 2020, it is a legal requirement for certain businesses to collect NHS Test and Trace data. 

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.



Certain West Sussex venues and businesses are legally required to display NHS QR code posters from 24 September.

We are encouraging ALL businesses and organisations with a physical location open to the public to create an official NHS QR code posters to display at their venue entrances to help support contact tracing.

NHS COVID-19 app users will be able to scan the poster as they enter the venue. This means if people visit your venue and later test positive for coronavirus, other app users who were there at the same time may be sent an alert, if local public health teams think this is necessary.

The app launches nationally on Thursday 24 September

To create your NHS QR code poster, you will need:

  • the address details of each of your venues
  • your email address
  • an email address and contact phone number for each of your locations (e.g. contact details of a store manager, if that's not you)

 Create your NHS QR code poster.


Show that your business is Covid-secure

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


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

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