COVID-19

CIA updates the website regularly, but the most up to date information can be found on the government hub


Get in touch with CIA if you have any inquiries about COVID-19

Simon Marsh    

LATEST UPDATES / ALERTS


‘Recovery’ Phase for Operations in the COVID-19 Pandemic


HSE Safety Alert - Use of face masks designated KN95

KN95 respirators must not be used in the workplace as PPE under COSHH risk assessments as there is no assurance on their effectiveness since they do not have a CE marking.


Mental Health and Mental Well-being Leading Indicator Tool

The CIA are very please to announce that as part of our contribution to the current situation we are making available our Mental Health and Mental Well-being Tool 

CHEMICAL BUSINESSES 


Our key message to Government has been “We are here to help if Government tells us what is needed


Our responsibilities are

  

Offer COVID-19 support from your business

(Please use this service to tell the Government how your business might be able to help with the response to COVID-19)


CIA guidance - BPR Sanitiser issues and interpretation

 

British Occupational Hygiene Society guide for checking if a mask is fake (falsified CE markings)

 

 

Key manufacturing sector employers and trade unions tell government to ‘Let us help’

 

Letter from Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma MP, to those working in Manufacturing 

 

 

 

Key issues we work on with member companies and Government include 


Workforce

  • Contact Tracing
  • Temperature Checking
  • Maintaining operations (critical activities, vulnerable workers, shifts, etc.)
  • Risk Assessments
  • Social distancing
  • Recovery


Health

  • Mental health and mental wellbeing
  • Testing for COVID-19
  • Health Surveillance in general
  • Respirators and face fit testing
  • Display Screen Equipment assessments 
  • First aiders


Legal / Regulatory

  • Inspections
  • Waste 

 

Supply Chain

  • PPE
  • Chemical

OFFICIAL RESOURCES AND GUIDANCE

  

Public Health England’s campaign resource centre


Latest Government guidance and support

 

Regulator Webpages

  

Health and Safety Executive


Environment Agency


National Resources Wales


SEPA

Also see overarching guidance on Regulation


 

Contact, Tracing and Self-Isolation


NHS test and trace: how it works 

An overview of the NHS test and trace service, including what happens if you test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive.

 

Stay at Home Guidance 

Guidance for Househoulds with Possible or Confirmed COVID-19 infection and supporting Ilustration 


Contacts of People with Possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection who do not live with the person


Apply for a coronavirus test if you're an essential worker

 

Letter from DSHC to essential worker employers 

(24 April 2020) 


Info Pack for Employers - Guidance: Coronavirus testing for essential workers 


Schematic of booking test in England and Scotland


England Test & Trace statistics

 

Others


Government: Support Finder Tool 

The Government has launched a new ‘support finder’ tool which will help businesses and self-employed people across the UK to quickly and easily determine what financial support is available to them. 

 

Government COVID-19: Support for business

 

Government's coronavirus action plan 

Provides detailed information about the Government's response

 

ACAS: Advice for employers and employees 

ACAS has published information for employees and employers, including simple steps to help protect the health and safety of staff.

 

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Provides detailed information to help you prepare to make a claim through the COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme.