COVID-19

Amicus Wealth are open for meetings with social distancing measures in place

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:

  • Employees work from home wherever possible
  • Have meetings via Microsoft Teams wherever possible
  • Employees to sanitise any workspace or area they have been at before and after using
  • Follow distancing measures in a face-to-face meeting by using barriers, sanitiser where possible, and opening windows to aid airflow
  • Increasing the frequency of handwashing and surface cleaning
  • Regularly cleaning my building pass/fobs
  • When using the lift, stand on the floor signs and keep maximum occupancy to 2 people
  • Avoided shaking hands with colleagues/visitors etc
  • Increased general office ventilation
  • Increased cleaning schedule
  • Maintain high levels of personal hygiene
  • Adhere to the “keep left” walkway policy
  • Staggered start and finish times for staff
  • Assist with the Test and Trace service wherever possible
  • If an employee, visitor, or someone they have been in contact with develops symptoms, inform Amicus Wealth on administration@amicuswealth.co.uk, follow government guidelines, and STAY HOME

Our Face Covering Policy

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

Higher risk individuals

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:

  • are older males
  • have a high body mass index (BMI)
  • have health conditions such as diabetes
  • are pregnant

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.