Covid-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It is caused by a virus called Coronavirus. Symptoms can be mild, moderate, severe or fatal.

This is a Risk Assessment for dealing with the current Covid-19 situation in the workplace.

What are the
Who might be at risk? Controls requiredAdditional controls required Action by
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Spread of
➢ Staff
➢ Visitors to the
➢ Contractors
➢ Drivers
➢ Vulnerable groups –
Elderly, Pregnant
workers, those with
existing underlying
health conditions
➢ Anyone else who
physically comes in
contact with you in
relation to your
Hand Washing
• Hand washing facilities with soap and water in
• Stringent hand washing taking place.
• See hand washing guidance.
• Gel sanitisers in any area where washing facilities
not readily available
Employees to be 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
and to avoid touching face,
eyes, nose or mouth with
unclean hands.
Frequently cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces
that are touched regularly particularly in areas of high use
such as Pumps, door handles, light switches, Costa
Machine, card terminals using appropriate cleaning
products and methods.
When cleaning areas that have a heavy footfall such at the
forecourt a 2m radius should be coned off to protect the
employee form people breaking the 2m rule. This can be
expanded to the shop floor by use of wet floor signs where
Encourage staff to report
any problems
Posters, leaflets and other
materials are for displayed.
Hourly risk assessment
checks carried out.
Social Distancing
Social Distancing -Reducing the number of persons in any
work area to comply with the 2-metre (6.5 foot) gap
recommended by the Public Health Agency

Taking steps to review work schedules including start &
finish times/shift patterns, working from home etc. to
reduce number of workers on site at any one time. Also
relocating workers to other tasks.

Redesigning processes to ensure social distancing in place.
Conference calls to be used instead of face to face
Posters in store and on
pumps to advise customers
One way systems to be used
where possible
Site to operate 1 customer
at a time in small stores.
Rigorous checks will be
carried out by line managers
to ensure that the necessary
procedures are being

Staff to be reminded on a
daily basis of the
importance of social
distancing both in the
workplace and outside of it.
Management checks to
ensure this is adhered to.
See site appraisal checks
and hourly risk assesments
Sneeze/Cough Screens
Sneeze/Cough screens to be used in areas where the 2m
rule cannot always be enforced such as till points as a way
of physically protecting staff from cough/sneeze droplets
Where possible, customers
should be encouraged to
scan their own items by
turning around the scanner
and contactless used as a
preferred payment method,
this will reduce the risk of
contact between the 2m
Wearing of Gloves
An adequate supply of these will be provided to all staff
should they wish to wear them
Staff to be reminded that
wearing of gloves is not a
substitute for good hand
Wearing of face masks/coverings
An adequate supply of these will be provided for all staff
and distribute for employees to wear should they wish to
wear one
We strongly recommend
that all staff members wear
a face mask/covering in
instances where the 2m rule
can not be adhered to in line
with government advice.
This may be the case in
confined spaces such as
small sales areas, stock
rooms, till Areas with more
than one POS, toilets,
containers, offices etc
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
Authority 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
Line managers will offer
support to staff who are
affected by Coronavirus or
has a family member
Should there be a confirmed
case of COVID 19 of a staff
member then all employees
who have been in direct
contact with the said
employee will be asked to
have a test and maybe
asked to stay off work until the results have been
Mental Health
Management will promote mental health & wellbeing
awareness to staff during the Coronavirus outbreak and
will offer whatever support they can to help

awareness to staff during the Coronavirus outbreak and
will offer whatever support they can to help
Site specific information
the results have been
Regular communication of
mental health information
and open door policy for
those who need additional
support. Mental health
information and support
available on intranet, and
posters displayed in stores.