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Covid-19 Risk Assessment

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CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 16th June 2020, reviewed February 2022.



Given the ongoing unprecedented worldwide events, Hallgarten Wines are continuing to monitor the coronavirus situation very carefully and we remain prepared to undertake proportionate actions as and when necessary. We are, of course, monitoring this situation daily. The safety of our employees remains our utmost priority.

We continue to follow the highest safety and hygiene standards and to comply with actions and advice from Public Health England (PHE). We have recently reviewed the following practices and adopted these measures: -

  • Providing updated best practices to our employees.
  • Advising employees face masks or coverings are optional, but to have one at hand in case the need should arise.
  • Having surface sanitizers and hand gels available.
  • Advising all staff to wash hands or use hand sanitizer on arrival from each visited location and regularly throughout the day.
  • Instructing employees to follow PHE guidance regarding self-isolation and where and if applicable to call NHS 111 or the equivalent. Encouraged to download the NHS Test and Trace app and take regular lateral flow tests.

We ask all employees to continue to maintain a respectful social distance from colleagues as we all readjust and screens remain in place.

The ventilation system is temperature controlled fresh air circulation. 

We undertake to keep in contact with employees who are either working in a hybrid way, out at customers or in the office. Team meetings and regular informal check-ins are carried out in order to keep employees updated with developments and to show an active interest in their well-being. Employees are encouraged to use Employee Assistance Programme.

In respect of vulnerable employees, those with underlying health conditions or employees over the age of 70 years, such people should follow advice from a health professional.

We continue to monitor developments daily. We will update this statement and guidance and undertake to notify any potentially affected personnel at the earliest opportunity in the event of any diagnosis, impact or changes.




This Risk Assessment will be kept under regular review.  We believe our current actions are sufficient in doing what is necessary to comply with the relevant government advice in ensuring that our office is a safe place to work in.

Government guidelines are regularly updated, and we will update our procedures in line with them. Employees based in Scotland should adhere to any rules which apply in Scotland, as should any members of the team visiting Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.