Amicus have a legal responsibility to protect workers and visitors from risk to their health and safety. This means we have thought about risks they face and have done everything reasonably practicable to minimise them, however recognising that we cannot completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19.
Our Risk assessment addresses the risks of COVID-19, using guidance from The Health and Safety Executive and the UK Government, to inform our decisions and control measures whilst identifying any risk areas that may require mitigation.CLICK HERE TO READ OUR RISK ASSESSMENT
The main points in the risk assessment are:
Although it is required by law that you use a face covering on public transport and in some public places, Amicus Wealth is managing the risk of COVID -19 via social distancing and other mitigation, therefore we do not require staff or visitors wear face coverings in our office.
Government guideline state:
“When managing the risk of COVID-19, additional PPE beyond what you usually wear is not beneficial. This is because COVID-19 is a different type of risk to the risks you normally face in a workplace and needs to be managed through social distancing, hygiene, and fixed teams or partnering, not through the use of PPE. The exception is clinical settings, like a hospital, or a small handful of other roles for which Public Health England advises use of PPE” “Workplaces should not encourage the precautionary use of extra PPE to protect against COVID-19 outside clinical settings or when responding to a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.” This said Amicus does provide this PPE free of charge to workers who need it. For more information go to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/offices-and-contact-centres
The Public Health England report “Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19” - which can be viewed here, shows that some groups of people may be at more risk of being infected and/or an adverse outcome if infected.
The higher-risk groups include those who:
If you are classed as a higher risk individual and would like us to take extra precautions when visiting our office (such as face coverings) please your adviser know.
If you have any concerns, please contact your adviser directly, or visit the contact us page on our website.