Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice 

The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE) are leading the UK government response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

You can get up-to-date information about the situation in the UK and guidance for the public on the risk from Coronavirus on the government’s website.

Care professionals, workers in education and other affected sectors

For people working in health care specific advice is available on GOV.UK. It is updated regularly.

Employers and businesses

If you employ people, the guidance for employers and business on GOV.UK will help you and your workers prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Health and safety law says employers must take reasonable steps to protect workers. You can take reasonable precautions by following Public Health England's guidance for your sector.

HSE is working closely with the DHSC, PHE and other government departments to provide support when it’s needed, including technical advice on the protection of workers. Check GOV.UK for the latest information from the UK government.


  • Tower crane safety alert
    Given the unprecedented situation presently faced with the outbreak of coronavirus, the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has issued advice to tower crane users relating to how tower cranes should be left out of service for potentially lengthy periods of time. The post Tower crane safety alert appeared first on SHP - Health and Safety News, […]
  • Budget 2020: Statutory sick pay will be paid to all those who choose to self-isolate
    In the first budget of 2020, the newly-appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has pledged the NHS will get 'whatever resources it needs' during the coronavirus crisis, while he has also unveiled measures to boost the self-employed and small businesses who are left out of pocket. The post Budget 2020: Statutory sick pay will […]
  • Refuse worker escapes being crushed by bin lorry
    A refuse worker in Birmingham was nearly crushed to death by a bin lorry, after he was dragged into the lifting machine. The post Refuse worker escapes being crushed by bin lorry appeared first on SHP - Health and Safety News, Legislation, PPE, CPD and Resources.

Related Articles

HSE Ramp up spot checks on business COVID Procedures

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) are carrying out spot checks on businesses that have reopened since the UK went into lock-down. The HSE inspectors are visiting workplaces across a large range of sectors following up on any reports or concerns about safety procedures in the workplace including over COVID-19 and ensuring compliance. They are also […]

Read More
Does any body remember Brexit?

Is it true? Was it all a dream? Are we leaving or have we left? Brexit was on the top of everyone’s agenda, on everyone’s list, now it isn’t. Now its not spoken about. The problem is that as the date of ‘uncoupling’ draws near we have to look at our legal framework and access […]

Read More
To HAV and to hold

More and more Principal Contractors are asking for proof that hand arm vibration has been looked at in the site RAMS before they are prepared to pass them. This can be a daunting prospect if you haven’t done it before. So here is a guide to how to do just that. First make a list […]

Read More

Get in touch!

Sign up to recieve weekly offers

Let's talk!

Needs to discuss health and safety ? 
0800 634 9247

Social Networks

closephoneenvelopeellipsis-vchevron-down linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram
%d bloggers like this: