Following the easing of lockdown restrictions, we wanted to advise all clients that we are still open for business and have been since the start should you require any needs for staffing. Nothing has changed for our clients; we are doing everything we can to keep serving you at our best!
In the last weeks, the government have enrolled a 3-step phasing to gradually assist us in getting back to normal. Angel are doing everything we can do ensure the safety of our workers and safety of our clients who we are currently supplying or will be in the coming weeks. We are now heading into Phase 2 in order to assist in the best way we can.
Summary of Phase 1 that came into effect on 13th May:
All workers who cannot work from home are able to travel to work if their workplace is open. Food production, construction, manufacturing, logistics, distribution and scientific research in laboratories were allowed to open. Garden centres and hardware stores were also amongst those who could re-open. Restaurants, cinemas, theatres, clubs, clothing stores, beauty and markets were to remain closed.
The Government have advised that people should try to wear a face-covering in enclosed spaces where social-distancing may not always be possible such as on public transport.
What Angel are doing about Safety of staff and Facemasks?
We are providing face masks for all Angel employees to ensure our workers are best protected as possible. Strict Covid-19 Risk Assessments and medical forms are being used for candidates so that we can make sure they are fit to work. Each candidate completes a certificated Covid-19 Awareness Course along with Health and Food Safety. Where PPE is essential, we will never send a candidate to a client without written confirmation that PPE will be available for our staff members.
Phase Two (Will come into effect no earlier than Monday 1 June 2020):
A phased return for early years settings and schools. The Government expects children to be able to return to early years settings, and for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to be back in school in smaller sizes, from this point. Secondary schools and further education colleges should also prepare to begin some face to face contact with Year 10 and 12 pupils.
Opening non-essential retail. Further guidance on the approach expected shortly on the approach taken to phasing, including which businesses will be covered in each phase and timeframes involved. All other sectors that are currently closed, including hospitality and personal care, are not able to re-open at this point because of the higher risk of transmission.
Re-opening more local public transport in urban areas, subject to strict measures.
Phase 2 How can Angel Help?
Over the course of lockdown, we have been proud provide help for many of the NHS hospitals. Whether it be chefs, ward hosts or cleaners, all our staff have been trained to clean in Covid-19 spaces.
As many of our School clients can imagine, its going to be essential to put in place a strict cleaning regime before, throughout and after the school day once schools re open. Our team of staff are ready and available to help you put a cleaning regime into practice.
Every staff member will have completed a ‘Coronavirus Awareness’ course so that they are informed on how best to limit the spread of infection and how to spot symptoms.
Need help getting back on your feet with recruiting?
- Advertising your role on a job specific job page (e.g. Caterer).
- Basic vetting of CV’s (Rights to work confirmation, check of basic history, availability).
- GDPR declaration.
Rest assured Angel are here, working hard to keep things going. Please get in touch to see how we can help you get back on your feet. Call us on 0207 940 2000 or visit us on www.angelhr.org