If you don't think your workplace is coronavirus safe - report employers, urges Bedford Borough Council

This also applies if you feel pressured to return to work

If you think your workplace isn't safe to return to during the pandemic, Bedford Borough Council is here to help.

It is providing advice and promises to investigate any complaint as workplaces must reopen in a ‘COVID-secure’ way to keep staff and the public safe.

Also, if you are feeling pressured to return to work when you don’t think it is safe, you can contact the council.

The Environmental Health team will investigate if you have any concerns

You can email [email protected] with details and the Environmental Health team will investigate.

As is normal practice, your employer will not be informed who has complained and your information will be treated anonymously, although the council may get in touch with you for any follow-up questions.

Cllr Colleen Atkins, portfolio Holder for regulatory services, said: “I know lots of businesses across the borough have been working hard to get up and running in a COVID-secure way, acting responsibly for their staff and the customer in these challenging times.

“I want to reassure both businesses and employees that we are here to help. Our Environmental Health team has been working hard, proactively engaging with businesses and now providing a service where employees can reach out to us with any concerns, knowing that their details will not be shared with their employer.”

The council has contacted hundreds of businesses offering support and advice on the necessary changes during this time, and businesses are also invited to contact the council at [email protected] if they have questions or issues