Government guidance: Easing of restrictions from 4 July

Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced the government’s plan to continue to ease the restrictions around social distancing. Some additional guidance is now available:

Opening certain businesses from 4 July

Social distancing guidance up to 4 July

Social distancing guidance from 4 July

Organisations should continue to take particular care with any service users, staff, volunteers or members of the public who may be on either of these lists:

clinically vulnerable list

clinically extremely vulnerable list

Such individuals will continue to be at increased risk should they be exposed to the virus.

If you are planning on re-opening your services then please ensure you complete a full risk assessment and consider the implications on all involved with the organisations, and in particular those who are clinically vulnerable or clinically extremely vulnerable. A phased return has been favoured by organisations such as St John’s Ambulance, with a continuation of virtual services. The government is still recommending working from home where possible and for non-essential services.

Further resources and support:

-The Health and Safety Executive has produced this really helpful guide on working safely during Coronavirus, which includes reference to completing a risk assessment.

-NCVO have hosted a webinar on easing restrictions, you can access a recording of the webinar here on their YouTube channel and a copy of the slides here.

St John’s Ambulance have published a digital tool for working safely during Coronavirus (this will be updated shortly following the recent government updates).

Business restoration checklist via NCVO and Eversheds Solicitors.

-RVA will be posting further information on deep cleaning and PPE resources.

In view of additional demand, RVA are planning to host a further ‘re-opening your premises’ session soon. Please email training@rva.org.uk to be added to the waiting list. Details will be published shortly.

For specific queries, please contact advice@rva.org.uk.

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