Following the UK Government’s statement on enhancing Covid 19 restrictions with the emergence of the Omicron variant in the UK, we would like to offer you a short update.

Norse Group will continue to act in accordance with Government advice and follow any approved measures or additional guidance from the Waste Industry Safety Health Forum (WISH) and Health and Safety Executive.

Currently, there are no expected changes to generalised workplace activity. However, Operations Directors will carry out local risk assessments and issue localised directives on areas where staff may be required to wear face coverings, such as on public transport and within educational settings.

Managers and staff are asked to make themselves aware of the Government’s new self-isolation guidance for those tested and found to have contracted the Omicron variant, and for those who have been a close contact of anyone who has tested positive.

It is important to remember that being fully vaccinated does not exempt anyone from self-isolation.

NorseCare will respond appropriately to CQC and Public Health guidance, as this is issued.

The SHEQ Team & HR Business Partners remain on hand to offer further advice and we encourage you to keep up to date with official national guidance date by logging on to www.gov.uk/coronavirus