The year 2020 has been defined by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. And while it may feel like the worst is behind us, there are signs that a so-called 'second wave' could be upon us very soon.
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