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.

RSS SHP News

  • HSE COVID-secure spot inspections target Bolton and Trafford
    Bolton and Trafford are the latest areas the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is specifically targeting with spot inspections to ensure workplaces are COVID-secure. The post HSE COVID-secure spot inspections target Bolton and Trafford appeared first on SHP - Health and Safety News, Legislation, PPE, CPD and Resources.
  • Hammersmith Bridge: Heatwave exacerbates ‘critical faults’ and closes bridge completely
    Hammersmith and Fulham Council have closed London's Hammersmith Bridge indefinitely, to all traffic, after the recent heatwave was discovered to have caused further cracks. The post Hammersmith Bridge: Heatwave exacerbates ‘critical faults’ and closes bridge completely appeared first on SHP - Health and Safety News, Legislation, PPE, CPD and Resources.
  • New HSE chair appointed
    The Department for Work and Pensions has appointed Sarah Newton as Chair of the Health and Safety Executive Board. The post New HSE chair appointed appeared first on SHP - Health and Safety News, Legislation, PPE, CPD and Resources.

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