Coronavirus (COVID-19): information and advice for employers

(updated 19 July 2021)

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We recognise and appreciate the efforts that businesses are making to ensure that they operate in a safe and secure way during this time.

We also recognise that employers want to keep their staff informed about the COVID-19 pandemic. There is lots of information – and misinformation – out there, so please ensure that any advice or guidance you are sharing only comes from a reputable source, such as the GOV.UK website.

As part of its Local Outbreak Management Plan, the City of London and Hackney Public Health team has developed a series of Standard Operating Procedures for different types of workplaces, including offices, hospitality settings, retail premises and close-contact services. These outline the processes by which premises can prevent, manage and report outbreaks of COVID-19 within their workplaces. Access the SOPs on the City Corporation website.

Reporting positive COVID-19 case(s) within your workplace: Please get in touch at  This mailbox is monitored by the City of London and Hackney Public Health team during office hours. For urgent support outside of office hours, please contact PHE’s London Coronavirus Response Cell at / 0300 303 0450

Some additional resources that may be helpful:

City of London businesses with specific queries about COVID-19 can email the Public Health team at

Xenia Koumi

Xenia is a Public Health Specialist at the City of London Corporation and leads the Business Healthy programme