21st September 2020
Sandwell Council is working with businesses to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and advise premises on staying safe for customers and staff.
The council’s public health team has engaged with hundreds of businesses across the borough.
Director of Public Health Lisa McNally said: “The response from businesses has been positive. Our phone calls and visits showed that most businesses are implementing Covid-19 guidance to a high standard and they also allowed the team to recognise and deal with any areas of confusion.
“Being able to build relationships with local businesses is the one positive to come out of the pandemic.
“This new network will not only help now, but also in the future, as we continue to work with local businesses to help improve the health of Sandwell’s working age population.”
Councillor Farut Shaeen, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for living healthy lives, said: “Following a further increase in Covid-19 cases in the local area, it is essential that everyone understands and follows the guidance.
“The council is working hard to ensure that businesses understand the guidance, so they can create Covid-safe workplaces for their employees and customers.
“We need to work together as a community to bring this virus under control. It is not over, and I urge everyone to continue to protect themselves and others by social distancing, wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces and washing their hands regularly.”
Any Sandwell business where two or more staff test positive for Covid-19 must inform the public health team.
To report concerns about a business in Sandwell, or to get advice or report an outbreak in a business, visit www.healthysandwell.co.uk/covid