Coronavirus legislation, enforcement and advice
From 19 July 2021 the government have removed all legislation in relation to coronavirus. Only two matters are still subject to legislated requirements after 19 July:
This is enforced by government agencies and the police. For advice on international travel, please visit the government's coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support webpage for advice on:
- Travel abroad: what you need to do
- Check if a country is on the red, amber or green list
- Find out the rules if you're travelling to England and you live in another country
- Fill in your passenger locator form.
If you wish to report a breach of international travel or quarantine rules contact the police by calling 101 or by using the Metropolitan Police breach of coronavirus online reporting portal.
This is enforced by the police and requires people to self isolate if directed to do so by NHS Test and Trace. For further advice on self isolation requirements, visit the government's coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support webpage.
If you wish to report a breach of self isolation rules contact the police on 101 or use the Metropolitan Police breach of coronavirus online reporting portal.
Coronavirus – advice for businesses, workplaces and other venues
Advice is available form the government on how to run your business safely including:
- Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure
- How to carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment
- Cleaning your workplace safely.
Government advice is also available on workplace testing and rules on self isolation:
- Get coronavirus tests for your employees
- Keeping records of staff, customers and visitors
- What to do if an employee is contacted by NHS Test and Trace
- Get a test if you have symptoms.
Ealing Council has also produced condensed guidance documents for different business sectors in line with the latest government advice.
Coronavirus risk assessment for employers
As an employer, you must protect people from harm, including taking reasonable steps to protect your workers and others from coronavirus. In addition to the government’s advice on how to carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have produced detailed guidance and resources to assist employers:
- Guide for employers
- Guide for employees
- Risk assessment
- Social distancing
- Cleaning, hygiene and handwashing
- Ventilation and air conditioning
- Talk to workers and provide information
- Working from home
- Vulnerable workers
- What to include in your COVID-19 risk assessment.
Coronavirus outbreaks and public health protection
If you feel as if COVID-19 cases are rising significantly in your organisation or you may need to close due to the number of people affected, you should contact London Coronavirus Response Cell (LCRC), Public Health England to report the suspected outbreak via email to LCRC@phe.gov.uk or by calling 0300 303 0450. The LCRC will:
- carry out a risk assessment
- provide public health advice
- where necessary, establish a multi-agency incident management team to manage the outbreak
Further guidance on the government's measures and response, as well as public and business support information, is available on gov.uk/coronavirus.