Northumbria University is bringing together colleagues from its Health Sciences Department and Law School to provide organisations with practical information on how to re-open safely and legally during the Covid-19 pandemic.
With an emphasis on minimising the risks to the organisation, its employees and customers and to reduce potentially contributing to a second wave of infection, participants will hear from Nick Smith, Co-founder, Director and Head Brewer of The Steam Machine Brewing Company, who will share experiences and describe the steps the company has taken to continue trading during the Covid-19 crisis.
The session is the second opportunity to also hear from Wendy Pollock, Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, and Angela Macfarlane, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Business and Law. Wendy has expertise in viral infection, viral transmission and health and wellbeing, while Angela has extensive expertise in employment law.
Through participating in the webinar, you will:
- Understand the key considerations you’ll need to explore to develop a safe reopening strategy
- Dispel myths about the corona virus that causes COVID-19, understand how it is transmitted and consider what ‘safe working’ means for your business
- Understand when and how to use masks and gloves correctly to reduce the risk of viral transmission between employees and customers
- Consider approaches to support employees’ mental health and wellbeing
- Understand how to assess employee readiness to return to work
- Be aware of the policies you need to have in place, and consider any training requirements
- Understand the contractual implications of changing patterns of work or dealing with flexible working requests, and
- Explore options as to what you can do about annual leave.