Coronavirus help and support for our Towergate Insurance Brokers customers

Health and Safety and Employment Law advice ahead of returning to work

Health and Safety and Employment Law advice ahead of returning to work

The information contained in this bulletin is based on sources that we believe are reliable and should be understood as general risk management and insurance information only. It is not intended to be taken as advice with respect to any specific or individual situation and cannot be relied upon as such. If you wish to discuss your specific requirements, please do not hesitate to contact your usual Towergate Insurance Brokers advisor.

As the dust settles on the Government’s most recent announcement on Sunday 10th May 2020, where they outlined their roadmap for how and when the UK will adjust its response to the COVID-19 crisis we wanted to take the opportunity to remind you of some of the free resources available to you as a client of Towergate Insurance Brokers.

Following the announcement, it is clear that different sectors will be moving at different paces from this point forward, depending on the specific guidance that affects them. In addition, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have also opted not to lift any restrictions at the current time. However, one thing that is clear is that a switch cannot simply be turned on overnight for you to reopen your business, whenever that might be. The emphasis has been put on employers to ensure that they reopen their business only when it is safe to do so, and with measures in place to protect the health and safety of their employees.

This is something that requires careful consideration and consultation ahead of making any decisions.

Our partner, Ellis Whittam, have provided access to their Coronavirus Advice Hub, which contains useful information and guidance relating to Health and Safety and Employment Law.

Their hub currently hosts six webinar recordings on a range of topics including one titled Employer Q&A. It specifically gives answers to questions such as:

  • What do I need to think about in preparation for returning to work?
  • What do I need to consider from a health and safety perspective before asking employees to restart work from their usual workplace?
  • What policies should I have in place regarding self-isolation should employees display symptoms and for those who have been advised to “shield” by the Government?
  • Some of my employees have to travel together in a van to undertake deliveries and I’m worried about how to keep them 2m apart, do you have any advice?
  • How do I manage flexible working requests that have previously been declined?

You can watch the recording of this webinar simply by registering on their Coronavirus Advice Hub. When registering, for the “Which Ellis Whittam partner or prospective partner are you currently a member of?” question, please choose “Towergate Risk Management” as your answer.

The information contained in this bulletin is based on sources that we believe are reliable and should be understood as general risk management and insurance information only. It is not intended to be taken as advice with respect to any specific or individual situation and cannot be relied upon as such. If you wish to discuss your specific requirements, please do not hesitate to contact your usual Towergate Insurance Brokers adviser.


For more information or for a full review of your insurance needs, please contact your usual 
Towergate Insurance Brokers adviser or email TIB@towergate.co.uk.


Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Update for Towergate customers


During the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis, we want to reassure our customers and partners that we are following UK Government guidance,
and as a result our national offices are closed to both safeguard the health of our employees and our ability to look after our valued clients.
Where possible, our employees are working from home and we are still fully able to support with renewals, new cover requirements and
claims guidance and support. This includes giving our colleagues the ability to work from home or alternative locations,
which we hope will limit the disruption and enable you to speak to us for advice and support should you need it.
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