In addressing the risk the law requires you to go ‘as far as is reasonably practicable’ to keep your employees, and anyone who comes into contact with your business, safe, including during the coronavirus pandemic. This means that your response to risk management should take into account time, money and other factors in deciding what measures to put in place to keep people safe. As, in most cases, it will not be possible to eliminate the risk of individuals contracting coronavirus in the workplace altogether, you should put in place measures that reduce the risk as far as is reasonably practicable. Where the risk cannot be reduced to an acceptable level, the work should not go ahead.

Employers must consult with employees and/or their recognised trade union appointed health and safety representative/employee health and safety representatives, on the required steps to keep the workplace safe from coronavirus.

Sharing the Results of the Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Employers must share the results of the risk assessment with their employees and confirm they have complied with the Government’s guidance on managing the risk of Covid-19 by displaying the compliance poster

If possible, you should publish the results of your risk assessment on your website (the Government expects all businesses with over 50 workers to do so).

Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Company name: _____The Old School - Tebay_______

Employee doing assessment: _______S. Dunkinson

Date: _______21/06/20____________________________

Description of business and workplace

Guest house providing 6 units of accommodation. Each room having private en-suite facilities. Breakfast will be provided in the dining room. TV lounge is available for guest use.

Hazards People at risk Action: control to reduce risk to appropriate level Risk after action taken:
Low, Medium or High
Transmission of Covid-19 Coronavirus in the workplace • Employees
• Guests
• owners and family
• Visitors to your premises
• Cleaners
• Contractors
• Vulnerable workers – i.e. those over 70 years old, Pregnant workers, those with existing underlying health conditions

Hand Washing

• Hand washing facilities with soap and water in place.
• Employees reminded on a regular basis to wash their hands for 20 seconds with water and soap and the importance of proper drying with disposable towels. Also reminded to catch coughs and sneezes in tissues – Follow “Catch it, Bin it, Kill it” public health guidance and to avoid touching face, eyes, nose or mouth with unclean hands. Tissues will be made available throughout the workplace.

• Gel sanitisers in arrival / exit porch where washing facilities not readily available.

Encourage staff to report any problems and carry out skin checks as part of a skin surveillance programme

Posters, leaflets and other materials are available for display:


Frequently cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces during the day and at the end of the day that are touched regularly particularly in areas of high use such as door handles, light switches, keys, reception area using standard cleaning products and methods.

Tables, chairs, cereal boxes, condiments, menus, jugs etc will be wiped down with antibac wipes between breakfast services.

Regular checks will be carried out by line managers to ensure that the necessary cleaning procedures are being followed.

During the servicing of rooms, hard surfaces will be cleaned then wiped with antibacterial wipes including bathroom fittings.

Social Distancing

Social Distancing –Means reducing the number of persons in any work area to comply with the 2-metre (6.5 foot) gap in accordance with Public Health advice:

Breakfasts will be served to a maximum of 2 rooms at a time. Times will be prearranged the night before. If you fail to make our time slot, then you may have to wait for the next available slot.

Communal Areas

Social distancing also to be adhered to in dining room and guest lounge, corridors and stairwells.

Where applicable, safe outdoor areas should be used.

Rearrangement of seats and table layouts to maintain spacing and reduce face-to-face interactions.

Staff to be reminded on regular basis of the importance of social distancing in the workplace.

Only one member of staff in the kitchen to handle food. 1 member of staff to serve guests in order to minimise guest contact.


Only absolutely necessary participants should attend meetings and should maintain 2m separation throughout.

Transmission should be avoided during meetings, for example, avoid sharing pens and or other objects.

Hand sanitisers should be provided in meeting rooms.

Meetings should be held outdoors or in well-ventilated rooms whenever possible.

Mitigating Actions

Where the social distancing guidelines cannot be followed in full, we will carefully consider whether that activity needs to continue for the business to operate, and, if so, take all the mitigating actions possible to reduce the risk of transmission between staff as follows:

Encouraging increased frequency of hand washing and surface cleaning

Hands to be washed in between the servicing of each room

Staff are advised to avoid touching eyes mouth and nose during the servicing of the rooms

If heavy items need to be moved during cleaning (beds / wardorbes then Staff will ask S. Dunkinson to assist to minimise the contacts in close proximity working.

Where people must work face-to-face for a sustained period with more than a small group of fixed partners, we will assess whether the activity can safely go ahead.

Used laundry should be removed from the beds and moved to the laundry as soon as possible. Used laundry should not be shaken out.

Laundry will be washed at above 60 degrees

Guests will be required to provide contact details upon arrival at the property
Guests will be advised to use hand sanitiser on entry to the building.

As part of the cleaning routine, Rooms that have been vacated will be ventilated through the day by leaving doors open.

Bedspreads have been removed from the rooms to be replaced with blankets which will be washed between guests.

Guests are reminded to only use the bedding and towels required and not to touch other linen / towels in the room. All used bedding and towels to be clearly identifiable.

Accidents, Security and Other Incidents

In an emergency, for example, an accident, fire, break-in or trespass, people do not have to stay 2m apart if it would be unsafe.

People involved in the provision of assistance to others should pay particular attention to sanitation measures immediately afterwards, including washing hands.

If CPR is required, then it will be done using compressions only and the use of face masks is encouraged.

Wearing of Gloves

Where the Risk Assessment identifies wearing of gloves as a requirement of the job, an adequate supply of these will be provided. Staff will be instructed on how to remove gloves carefully to reduce contamination and how to dispose of them safely.

Staff to be reminded that wearing of gloves is not a substitute for good hand washing.

Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE)

Public Health guidance on the use of PPE (personal protective equipment) to protect against COVID-19 relates to health care settings. In all other settings individuals are asked to observe social distancing measures and practice good hand hygiene behaviours as PPE is of very limited benefit in reducing the risk of the transmission of COVID-19.

Face Coverings

Employees are not required to wear face coverings in the workplace as using a face covering as a method of protecting others from transmission of COVID 19 is weak and the effect is likely to be small. However, we will support workers in using face coverings safely if they choose to wear one in the workplace. In those circumstances employees will be reminded to:

Wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before putting a face covering on, and after removing it. When wearing a face covering, avoid touching their face or face covering and practise social distancing wherever possible.

Symptoms of Covid-19

If anyone becomes unwell with a new continuous cough or a high temperature in the workplace they will be sent home and advised to follow the stay at home guidance.
Line managers will maintain regular contact with staff members during this time.

If advised that a member of staff or public has developed Covid-19 and were recently on our premises (including where a member of staff has visited other work place premises such as domestic premises), the management team of the workplace will contact the Public Health body to discuss the case, identify people who have been in contact with them and will take advice on any actions or precautions that should be taken.

Clinically vulnerable Employees

If clinically vulnerable individuals, such as pregnant employees or those with health conditions (but not extremely clinically vulnerable individuals who will continue to work from home where possible) cannot work from home, they will be offered the option of the safest available on-site roles, enabling them to stay 2m away from others. If they have to spend time within 2m of others. We will assess whether this involves an acceptable level of risk. Expectant mothers are entitled to suspension on full pay if suitable roles cannot be found. We will also consider any appropriate measures for employees who live with clinically extremely vulnerable individuals.

We will put in place reasonable adjustments to avoid disabled workers being put at a disadvantage in the workplace, or where they are working from home.

Mental Health

Management will promote mental health & wellbeing awareness to staff during the Coronavirus outbreak and will offer whatever support they can to help:
Regular communication of mental health information and line manager support for those who need additional support

General action taken
• This Risk assessment has been delivered to employees individually.
• This risk assessment will be available to guests and general public via our web site:
• A copy of this risk assessment can be viewed at the premisis
• This risk assessment will be reviewed every 6 months unless changes are required before that time elapses. Once the government announce that the covid score is at level 2 Then this reassessment will extend to every 12 months.

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