The advice to shops which says that as part of the COVID security measure they should self-certify that they have conducted an assessment and display the certificate at their premises.
“According to Government guidance, the manager of the business is responsible for carrying out the risk assessment and putting in place all measures to become COVID Secure. Once they have done that they should print off the certificate and display it in their window.
It is available on the Government website, for example, shop one: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/shops-and-branches
Everyone needs to assess and manage the risks of COVID-19. As an employer, you also have a legal responsibility to protect workers and others from risk to their health and safety. This means you
need to think about the risks they face and do everything reasonably practicable to minimise them, recognising you cannot completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19.
You must make sure that the risk assessment for your business addresses the risks of COVID-19, using this guidance to inform your decisions and control measures. A risk assessment is not about
creating huge amounts of paperwork, but rather about identifying sensible measures to control the risks in your workplace. If you have fewer than five workers or are self-employed, you don’t have to write anything down as part of your risk assessment. Your risk assessment will help you decide whether you have done everything you need to. There are interactive tools available to support you from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at https://www.hse.gov.uk/risk/assessment.htm.
See the full Government guidance HERE
On a slightly separate note, We are also in the process of supplying COVID signage for businesses in Hertford. We have a variety of signs so if you need any please get in touch.