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Covid-19 spot checks on businesses start

Published: 24 September 2020

Slough Borough Council has teamed up with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to spot check local businesses for covid-19 regulation compliance.

Officers from the HSE will be contacting all businesses in Slough to check they are covid secure – any found not to be will be referred to the council’s food and safety team to investigate.

Support will be offered to ensure businesses are covid secure and where necessary appropriate formal action may be taken.

Slough has more than 1,400 businesses that will be approached in three cohorts starting this week.

Councillor Pavitar K Mann, lead member for planning and regulation, said: “Ensuring Slough businesses are covid secure is vital to help prevent the spread of the virus in the community locally.

“By teaming up with HSE, we can cover all our businesses quickly and thoroughly; following up with those who are accidently or deliberately not taking the action they need to.

“We want to help our businesses become covid compliant – for the sake of their businesses and the community as a whole – and we are very happy to explain, what are quite complicated regulations, to business owners.”

Any business looking for advice can contact the food and safety team on foodandsafety@slough.gov.uk