Guidance on health and safety
- Guidance for safety in the work place
- Staying COVID-19 secure poster
- Risk assessment
- Test and trace
- NHS COVID-19 app
- Information pack
- Reporting outbreaks of coronavirus
- Local outbreak control plan
- Rapid testing
- Food businesses
- Health and wellbeing
- More information
Guidance for safety in the work place
- Close contact services
Guidance for people who provide close contact services, including hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, tattooists, sports and massage therapists.
- Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery
Guidance for people who work in or run restaurants offering takeaway or delivery services.
- Shops and branches
Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments.
- Construction and other outdoor work
Guidance for people who work in or run outdoor working environments.
- Factories, plants and warehouses
Guidance for people who work in or run factories, plants and warehouses.
- Heritage sites
Guidance for people who work or volunteer in heritage locations.
- Hotel and guest accommodation
Guidance for people who work in or run hotels and other guest accommodation.
- Labs and research facilities
Guidance for people who work in or run indoor labs and research facilities and similar environments.
- Offices and contact centres
Guidance for people who work in or run offices, contact centres and similar indoor environments.
- Other people's homes
Guidance for people working in, visiting or delivering to other people's homes.
- Performing arts
Guidance for people who work in performing arts, including arts organisations, venue operators and participants.
- Providers of grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities
Guidance for people who work in grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities.
Guidance for people who work in or from vehicles, including couriers, mobile workers, lorry drivers, on-site transit and work vehicles, field forces and similar.
- Guidance for people who work in hotels and guest accommodation, indoor and outdoor attractions, and business events and consumer shows.
This poster should be displayed for employees and members of the public to see confirmation that procedures are in place.
Test and trace
Businesses and other public settings where people meet socially including hospitality, close contact and leisure venues must record contact details of customers, visitors and staff.
All collected data must comply with GDPR and will not be kept for longer than necessary.
Please see NHS Test and Trace in the workplace for more information.
NHS COVID-19 app
Certain businesses and organisations are legally required to log details of customers, visitors and staff for NHS Test and Trace.
These venues are also legally required to display official NHS QR code posters at the entrance so customers who have downloaded the NHS COVID-19 app can use their smartphones to easily check-in
Download resources to support visitors at your business or organisation
For more information, please see the Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace webpage on the UK Government website.
Our information pack includes prevention advice, links to guidance and what to do if your work place has a case or outbreak.
Reporting outbreaks of coronavirus
If you have cases of coronavirus in your workplace email single cases to [email protected]. For multiple cases or out of hours email [email protected] (copying in [email protected]) or call 0300 303 8537
Early outbreak management information, which includes Action Cards that have been designed for specific situations where an outbreak could occur, to make sure that people who run businesses or organisations:
- know how to recognise and report an incident of coronavirus (COVID-19)
- are aware of measures local health protection teams may advise in order to contain it
More information on Reporting outbreaks of coronavirus from GOV.uk
Local outbreak control plan
The plan has been developed and will be delivered in partnership with our communities and strategic partners as part of the national Test and Trace service.
It outlines prevention measures in specific settings including workplace, businesses and public venues with an aim to protect the health and wellbeing of the people of Luton by preventing and managing transmission and outbreaks of COVID-19 within the borough.
Please check if you have the controls in place by viewing our Local outbreak control plan.
Anyone who lives, works or studies in Luton can get a rapid test, if they don’t have coronavirus symptoms, from one on the centres in Farley, Lewsey or the Central Library. There is no need to book.
You can also order free rapid lateral flow tests to test your employees twice a week in the workplace and if you have 10 or more employees you can order tests for you employees to collect from their workplace and use at home twice a week. You can do this if you cannot provide testing in the workplace. Register on or before 12 April 2021.
Anyone with symptoms should instead book a Standard Covid-19 Test online or order a home test kit on the NHS Coronavirus webpage or call 119.
Health and wellbeing
- Total Wellbeing Luton Covid-19 statement
- Mind - coronavirus and your wellbeing
- NHS mental health helplines
- Financial support for businesses during coronavirus (COVID-19)
- COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses