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Help protect employees against COVID-19

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Bracknell Forest Council is urging local businesses to help with the fight against COVID-19.

With infection rates at 359.9 (up to 16 December 2020) and likely to rise further and the borough now being in tier 4 the council is asking employers to think about how they can protect staff who may be more vulnerable.

If clinically extremely vulnerable, employees could be at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and:

  • should be especially careful to follow the rules and minimise contacts with others
  • should continue to wash hands carefully and more frequently than usual and maintain thorough cleaning of frequently touched areas

Over this period, clinically extremely vulnerable people are advised to work from home and the council is asking local businesses to support their staff to do this wherever possible.

Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, Executive Member for Economic Development and Regeneration said:

“We must act now. I am urging local businesses to work with employees to enable them to work from home now that we are in tier 4.

“I know this is a tough time for business but the best way to ensure recovery is to get on top of the infection rate. We need to protect the vulnerable members of our community. For the businesses that are struggling, you can find out about the support available on our website.”