What is COVID-SAFE UK?

COVID-SAFE UK helps organisations implement best practice to reduce the risk of  COVID-19 spread. It is particularly helpful for shops, offices, takeaways, factories and warehouses, restaurants, pubs and hotels.

Not surprisingly, employees, visitors and the public are likely to be anxious about contracting COVID-19 for some time to come, and for many, the pandemic will have changed their perceptions of hygiene and safety standards forever. Organisations supplied to, will be concerned about incoming products and delivery personnel, and looking for independent verification that controls are in place.

The reassurance that COVID-SAFE UK approval, certification and the quality mark will provide to returning workers, to customers and to health and safety inspectors will put their mind at rest and prove invaluable to employers.

The COVID-SAFE UK Standard was developed by environmental health experts with more than 40 years experience in the field of infection control and legal compliance and is ‘primary authority assured’ by Milton Keynes Council.

COVID-19 Risk Assessment

Membership includes access to the COVID-SAFE UK Standard guidance, self-audit, customisable COVID-19 risk assessments, standard operating procedures, health screening, monitoring forms and signage.

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Sign up

Register and we will be in touch to explain how you can access the downloadable resources. If you wish to become Approved Members and use the Quality Mark, we will also provide details of the approval process.

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Find locations

Discover Approved Member locations in order to check your suppliers' standards or to gain peace of mind before you visit somewhere new. You can also check here that any claims to be members of the COVID-SAFE UK are genuine.

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Sectors

Shops

Offices

Factories

Warehouses

Takeaways

COVID-SAFE UK approval is available for most organisations that manage their own sites. It is not currently available for construction, educational, clinical or care settings, or closed operations.

For organisations

  • No need to wade through a myriad of guidance.  COVID-SAFE UK is a clear and achievable standard based on Government requirements and industry best practice
  • Makes compliance simple and straightforward.  Access to downloadable resources such as risk assessments, safe methods, health screening, monitoring forms and signage
  • Puts employees minds at rest, reducing anxiety and increasing productivity. Approval requires a robust and independent inspection (via video link) as well as system documentation checks
  • Gives health and safety inspectors confidence that legal requirements are met. COVID-SAFE UK is a health and safety standard developed by environmental health experts

For individuals

  • Reassurance for employees that their workplace is safe
  • Assistance for the public when deciding where they should visit