As the UK follows Government guidance to respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic, it is possible that building owners, managers and staff are making changes to how premises are used, staffed and managed which could, if not fully balanced and considered, adversely impact on fire safety.
The following information, whilst not fully comprehensive, is intended to provide initial support and guidance to ensure residents, staff and premises remain safe throughout this challenging and rapidly evolving period.
Whilst control measures to protect against Covid 19 are crucial, fire safety should also remain a priority. With careful consideration it is possible to balance both hazards. Detailed guidance documents for different building uses (including buildings which have been temporarily re-purposed) are available at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fire-safety-law-and-guidance-documents-for-business