Information for all NextGEN360 staff concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

This page was last updated on the 27.05.2021

Strict distancing and enhanced safety measures are in place for our essential on site staff. Home working remains in place for staff that can work from home

In line with the UK Government’s advice (16.03.2020) we are switching to home working for the majority of our office staff.

Below is the UK Government’s Five Steps to Safer Working Together with NextGEN360’s practices outlined against each key point. You can view our detailed Covid 19 policy by clicking here.


Key Point NextGEN360 Practice
1. Work from home, if you can

All reasonable steps should be taken by employers to help people work from home. But for those who cannot work from home you should go to work.

Flexible and home working to remain in place for all employees where possible to reduce the number of people on site at any time.

NextGEN360 will consider a phased return of office staff on a case by case basis and only when that work cannot be conducted remotely.

Office and desk space has been arranged to ensure they are more than 2 metres apart at all times.

2. Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment, in consultation with workers or trade unions

This guidance operates within current health and safety employment and equalities legislation and employers will need to carry out COVID-19 risk assessments in consultation with their workers or trade unions, to establish what guidelines to put in place.

All businesses with over 50 employees should publish the risk assessment on their website

Refer to: Site wide Operations (NextGEN360 Covid19)

RA/HSE/50 v4 – Risk assessment document can be found here.

RA HSE 51 R6 – Risk assessment document for FSE’s can be found here.

3. Maintain 2 metres social distancing, wherever possible

Employers should re-design workspaces to maintain 2 metre distances between people by staggering start times, creating one way walk-throughs, opening more entrances and exits, or changing seating layouts in break rooms.

Social distancing rules in place throughout the site and daily reminders for all operations staff.

One-way systems in place around the busy areas of site.

Staggered shift times to reduce bottlenecks in the communal areas.

Restrictions on the number of people in the welfare areas.

Use of an additional, third shift, to reduce the number of employees on site during busy production periods.

Use of video conference for meetings of more than 4 people.

Limit the number of people in the office areas to ensure compliance with social distancing rules.

Office seating for essential on-site staff has been arranged to comply with the distancing rules.

4. Where people cannot be 2 metres apart, manage transmission risk

Employers should look into putting barriers in shared spaces, creating workplace shift patterns or fixed teams minimising the number of people in contact with one another, or ensuring colleagues are facing away from each other.

The use of face masks, gloves and glasses to be used for limited essential work where 2 metres distancing cannot be maintained, such as operator training.
5. Reinforcing cleaning processes

Workplaces should be cleaned more frequently, paying close attention to high-contact objects like door handles and keyboards.

Employers should provide handwashing facilities or hand sanitisers at entry and exit points.

Additional cleaners have been employed to continuously disinfect door handles, light switches, handrails and other touch points.

Notices to remind employees to wash their hands more frequently are in place.

Hand sanitisers have been installed and in use at every site entrance.

Additional hand sanitisers have been made available to all employees.

If you cannot get in touch with your line manager – call reception on 0161 537 4600 or email

Are you feeling unwell?

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for at least 14 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • breathing difficulties

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Please contact your line manager as soon as possible.


Have you been to an affected area in the last 2 weeks?

Do not come to work

If you have been away in the past two weeks (even if you are not showing any symptoms), stay at home until you have your line manager’s permission to return.

Any employees coming back from any of the affected areas (identified on the UK Gov site below) must self-isolate for 14 days straight away.

Please contact your line manager as soon as possible.



Have you been in close contact with anyone suffering with coronavirus symptoms or someone who as returned from an affected area?

Do not come to work

Stay at home and self-isolate for at least 14 days. Do not return to work until you have permission from your line manager to do so.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Please contact your line manager as soon as possible.