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COVID-safe Workplaces and Businesses

This page was last updated on 27 April.

The Government has published new guidance covering the public health principles for reducing the spread of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, in the workplace.

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Greater Together

Across Greater Manchester, business leaders and owners have played their part in helping prevent the spread of coronavirus throughout the pandemic.

As we learn to live safely with coronavirus, there are actions we can all take to help reduce the risk of catching COVID-19 and passing it on to others. 

The UK Health Security Agency has set out new public health principles for workplaces, businesses, organisations and employers in England to consider in managing the risk to their workforce from respiratory infections such as COVID-19. These include encouraging and enabling vaccination, considering ventilation and maintaining a clean workplace.

Whilst there is no longer an expectation that every employer will consider COVID-19 explicitly in their risk assessment, employers should continue to comply with their legal obligations to their staff.

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At the Hub we've collated a range of tools and resources to help you maintain the safety of your workplace. Don't forget that our team of experts are on hand if you need support - get in touch today to arrange an appointment. 

Actions to reduce the spread of respiratory infections, including COVID-19

Supporting the vaccination of your workforce Supporting the vaccination of your workforce

We're Greater Together when we ensure our staff can find accurate and timely information on COVID-19 vaccines.

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Remember the basics of good hygiene Remember the basics of good hygiene

We're greater together when we maintain cleaning and hygiene standards in the workplace.

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Provide adequate ventilation Provide adequate ventilation

We’re Greater Together when we provide well-ventilated workplaces for staff.

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Guide to COVID-19 testing Guide to COVID-19 testing

From 1 April, free universal symptomatic and asymptomatic testing for the general public is no longer provided.

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Guide to managing COVID-19 cases in the workplace Guide to managing COVID-19 cases in the workplace

Guidance for employers, businesses and workers to manage the risk of transmission in the workplace.

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Self-isolation guidance Self-isolation guidance

From 24 February 2022, individuals are no longer legally required to self-isolate if they test positive for COVID-19.

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Managing your people throughout COVID-19

Hear from leading experts discussing some of the key issues to consider relating to people and access our guidance in supporting your teams to develop their skillset, manage their mental health and wellbeing and travel safely during the pandemic. 

COVID-19 recovery: Putting people at the heart of your growth strategy
Skills Support Skills Support

Resources and services helping you secure the skills needed for business continuity and recovery.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources Pack Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources Pack

Resources and services to support your employees' mental health and wellbeing.

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Safer Travel Safer Travel

Review the latest travel advice and guidance for businesses and employers.

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More information is available on the UK Government’s Coronavirus Business Support website. For more personalised advice call us on: 0161 359 3050 or email us at:


The information provided is meant as a general guide only rather than advice or assurance. GC Business Growth Hub does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information and professional guidance should be sought on all aspects of business planning and responses to the coronavirus. Use of this guide and toolkit are entirely at the risk of the user. Any hyperlinks from this document are to external resources not connected to the GC Business Growth Hub and The Growth Company is not responsible for the content within any hyperlinked site.