With the number of coronavirus cases increasing and the national lockdown restrictions now in place, all businesses that continue to operate must ensure their workplace is COVID-secure.

To protect workers, visitors and customers, employers must make sure that everyone is following the measures that have been put in place to manage the risks from coronavirus.

During lockdown, HSE will continue to carry out spot checks and inspections on businesses and will be increasing the number of calls and visits to check COVID-secure measures have been implemented in accordance with government guidance.

During the calls and visits, HSE provides advice and guidance to manage risk and protect workers and visitors, but where businesses are not managing this, immediate action will be taken.

Please ensure your workplace is safe by following the guidance on being COVID-secure. Further information on spot checks and inspections is available on our website.

Visit the FIS Covid Hub for the latest information.

COVID updates and guidance

HSE has published a range of coronavirus-related guidance and information, which you may find useful. It includes:

  • Vulnerable workers – How to protect workers in high-risk groups, clinically extremely vulnerable people and pregnant workers.
  • First aid – Requirements in non-healthcare settings during the outbreak, as well as first aid cover and qualifications at this time.

For all the latest information and advice visit the HSE coronavirus site.

You can also get advice and find out the national lockdown rules in England, ScotlandWales and Northern Ireland.