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COVID-19 | Free Social Distancing Advice for Foodservices

The next few weeks will be crucial for staff restaurants and their supply chains, as businesses that prop up UK economy ramp up to pre COVID-19 to support the health and wellbeing of workforces going back to work. After three months “lost in time”, it’s most critical for staff restaurants feeding the UK economy to maximise the provision of safe and immune-boosting menus as soon as possible.

With businesses re-opening offices, even if to those on foot or within (non-public transport) commutable distances, post COVID-19 staff restaurants must adapt foodservice premises and procedures to keep catering staff and their workforces safe.

TAF today announces FREE professional advice on social distancing and safe operation to foodservice operators managing staff restaurants, through My Compliance People.

Whilst government guidelines are available and proving an invaluable resource, some organisations are finding implementation a challenge, with furloughed staff. With questions remaining, TAF has secured help from qualified environmental health specialists for independent advice.

Advice on social distancing, practical considerations around running a click and collect or on-site kitchen-to-desk delivery service, employee safety or other EH related matters is now available to all operators whether they have a caterer on board or self-manage.

Over 50 environmental health specialist volunteers are available to help address specific concerns or grey areas. Complex issues around keeping workforces safe, handling customer flows, designing and positioning signage can now be resolved through qualified professionals.

“TAF believe, in keeping with the catering consultancy’s mission to help foodservice operators through the COVID-19 crisis, it’s essential for staff restaurant management teams in facilities, procurement or through contract caterers to have access to the specialist independent advice”

TAF believe, in keeping with the catering consultancy’s mission to help foodservice operators through the COVID-19 crisis, it’s essential for staff restaurant management teams in facilities, procurement or through contract caterers to have access to the specialist independent advice.

With significant work and effort that has gone into lobbying government by UK Hospitality to allow staff restaurants to open again, TAF believe it would be a tragedy for corporate business to have to close due to misinterpretation of official guidelines or a lack of detailed help specific to individual situations. TAF’s hope is the My Compliance People initiative will ensure that doesn’t happen.

TAF plan to continue to work with businesses on adapting, evolving and ramping up their foodservice operations to make them business-ready, with no up-front cost, post COVID-19. Sites can even be fully set up and ready to take orders for click & collect, typically in less than an hour.

My Compliance People, like TAF, is an SME and the leading safety and compliance marketplace providing an easy and flexible way for a business to find the expert or services they need direct, on demand with better value in mind. The platform has mobilised the largest network of independent quality assured experts covering all compliance areas including: Food Safety; Fire Safety; Health and Safety; Statutory Testers such as gas, fire, asbestos, water, legionella, electrical, gas and load testing; Food Technology and Manufacturing; Trading Standards and Labelling; Licensing and Security; Allergens; Pollution Control; Noise and Nuisance; HR; Bookkeeping & Accountancy.

You can book an expert by the day to suit business needs for select from a wide range of safety and compliance services. Coronavirus remote re-opening checks are available NOW to ensure businesses are COVID-19 secure through external expert opinion on PPE, social distancing measures, PoS notices and other measures businesses to keep staff and customers safe on re-opening.

To see the full list of experts and services available to purchase through the My Compliance People Platform click here. For FREE help and advice, simply visit the “Coronavirus Volunteer Register” on the platform https://www.mycompliancepeople.com/search?cat[]=cieh-coronavirus-volunteer-register, select a ‘volunteer’ and click on ‘message me’.

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