The UK is still in the grip of a deadly coronavirus pandemic. New cases of COVID-19 are still being reported every day, so it remains important for all of us to do our bit to slow the spread of this disease.
One crucial precaution is to stay at home if you are displaying any of the following coronavirus symptoms:
- A high temperature
- A new, continuous cough
- Changes to your sense of smell or taste
If you have one or more of these symptoms, you may be infected and should self-isolate at home in order to avoid infecting others.
But taking responsibility for your own health is one thing. What should you do if you're a business owner and one of your employees comes to work with one or more symptoms of COVID-19?
With British coronavirus cases dropping and the government's lockdown restrictions beginning to relax, many business owners are now trying to find a path back to something resembling normality. The important thing now is for shops and other premises to prioritise public safety when reopening their doors.
Key considerations include:
- Maintaining a safe distance between individuals and prevent transmission of COVID-19
- Limiting the total number of people on the premises at any one time
- Preventing people with COVID-19 symptoms from entering the premises
Thinking of investing in a home security system? Wondering whether it's worth the cost?
It's easy to convince yourself that you can get by without a security system. Depending on where you live, you're probably not all that likely to be the victim of a break-in. But house alarms and security cameras are like insurance policies: by the time you actually want one, it's usually too late.
One of the most reliable ways that you can protect your property is by installing a high-quality intruder alarm system. Regardless of the size of your premises, ensuring that your doors, windows and other entry points are secure is vital to keeping your valuables, family and employees safe at all times.
Over time, studies have shown that buildings that have an effective burglar alarm system installed are up to three times less likely to be broken into than a building without any protection at all. Therefore, having one installed is something that all building owners should at least consider.
Here, we take a closer look at burglar alarms, how exactly they work and the advantages they offer when installed.
Schools and colleges must do what they can protect students and staff members from fire. A well-maintained fire alarm system is one of the most crucial components of that effort.