Birmingham City Council and Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
COVID cases are rising in Birmingham and it is critical that we work together to prevent the spread of the virus.
Although the guidelines are changing the principle remains the same that we all have a duty to protect our staff and customers and consider the risk to those who aren’t yet fully vaccinated, or can’t be vaccinated.
The following are Birmingham City Council’s eight key steps to protecting yourself, your staff and your customers during this pandemic:
Complete a COVID -19 risk assessment, especially if starting to bring more staff back into workplaces and share it with all your staff.
Clean surfaces more often and ask people (staff, visitors and contractors) to use hand sanitiser and wash their hands regularly.
Ventilate spaces with fresh air regularly
Where ventilation is poor recommend your staff and customers wear face coverings.
There is a higher risk of transmitting COVID-19 in premises where customers and visitors spend a longer time in one place and come into close contact with other people outside of their household.
To manage this risk and ensure people receive timely public health advice, display the official NHS QR code poster, ask every customer and visitor to scan the NHS QR code using their NHS COVID-19 app or provide their name and contact details, not just a lead member of the group.
About 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms and can still infect others. Do the lateral flow test twice a week and encourage others to do the same.
Utilise Chamber Support
The Chambers are committed to supporting you and your business during these incredibly challenging times.
For information on the latest coronavirus restrictions in the Greater Birmingham area and support for businesses, click here. For videos and blogs from GBCC members sharing advice and guidance for businesses on managing through and adapting to the COVID-19 crisis, click here.
If there are any other ways in which we may be able to support you, please don’t hesitate to reach out, via your relationship manager or KBM@birmingham-chamber.com