Coronavirus – COVID 19

The situation concerning COVID 19 is very fluid and is changing by the hour. We are monitoring Public Health England for the latest information.

If there are specific issues with your employer then please get in touch, if you show symptoms as stated by Public Health England for COVID 19 then self isolation is a necessity, not an option, to stop the spread to your work colleagues, friends, family, and customers.

During these difficult times the WEU as been answering your enquiries, both by phone calls and emails.

Please remember the following:

1.      Under Section 2 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 the company are required to  ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees, and clients.

2.      Under Section 7 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 an employee is to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and of other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.

3.      Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Act 1999, the company also must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of—

(a) the risk to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst they are at work;


(b) the risk to the health and safety of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him of his undertaking.

We have also been answering many questions concerning ‘furlough’, the link about furlough is below,this is very new and many companies are still unaware of how it operates, if you have any concerns then please email us at

‘Furlough’ visit

We hope you and your families all keep safe during this time.

Regards Stephen Morris

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response


Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Find out how to protect yourself or check if you need medical help on the NHS website

Guidance for employers and businesses

Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK