The Chief Executive of Surrey County Council has set out the latest updates regarding COVID19 safety measures for businesses and workforces in Surrey. In a letter to businesses, Joanna Killen said: “We have seen that most businesses have put Covid-Secure measures in place, and this has made a real difference in supressing the virus. As cases continue to increase in the UK, we all need to work together to keep suppressing the virus and keep our businesses open. We would really like to thank you for all your cooperation and support in achieving this.”

The letter covers the latest COVID-related changes including details of contact tracing, the launch of the new NHS COVID-19 app, as well as advice on preventing and reporting workplace outbreaks.

Certain types of businesses will soon have a legal requirement to display a QR poster at their premises ready for the general public to scan from the 24 September.

Types of venues who will be legally obliged to display a QR poster are:

1.       Hospitality – bars, restaurants, hotels, cafes

2.       Tourism and leisure – museums, galleries, gyms, leisure centres

3.       Local authority buildings

4.       Places of worship

5.       Close contact services

6.       Where an event is taking place in a physical location

You can download the letter here: T&T Letter to businesses – FINAL update. Visit the ‘Signage, PPE and official guidance’ section of our Coronavirus Business Information  Centre to download the communications toolkit and supporting social media assets.

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