We know that businesses across our district are busy putting in place careful plans to welcome back their customers. Reopening your business will involve some new ways of working and also some extra checks.
There is a very useful guide created by Hampshire County Council to handling COVID-19 outbreaks in businesses that provides useful advice from who to contact to handling communications and media attention. To find out more click here
As work starts up in buildings that have been closed or had reduced occupancy, water system stagnation may have occurred due to lack of use, increasing the risks of Legionnaires’ disease. The HSE website has detailed guidance on managing legionella risks during the outbreak and how to protect people when the water system is reinstated or returned to use.
Useful advice leaflets on legionella can also be found here and here (pdf, 546kb).
We have produced a Legionella checklist here (docx, 306kb).
To check what businesses are allowed to open click here.