Keep your business COVID-secure with the help of our free webinars

Our Regulatory Services Partnership (RSP) is running a series of free webinars for businesses in the close contact and leisure sectors. They will be presented by a Chartered Principal Trading Standards Practitioner from the RSP, and a Health and Safety Officer.

The webinars will focus upon particular professions and the steps needed to keep you, your staff and customers safe. They will begin with a summary of the recent thinking about how the virus spreads, to provide a better understanding of the safety measures you’re being asked to implement. The RSP will also share some of the practical steps other businesses are taking to bring customers back and keep them returning.

Each webinar will be 30 to 40 minutes long and will cover the following content, as it relates to your business sector:

  • COVID-19 virus in a nutshell (context to guidance requirements)
  • Checklist for your risk assessment
  • Practical advice how to be COVID-Secure,
  • The official government guidance for your sector
  • Trade Association guidance
  • Practical application of the 1m+ rule
  • Support from the Council on trading outdoors, pavements, noise complaints

Each session will also cover steps to reduce risk to staff/customers indoors, including:

  • ‘Cleaning’ the air of airborne virus particles
  • Best practice from your industry
  • Face cloth coverings vs shields
  • Social distancing signage, templates and best practice
  • Simple steps to boost customer confidence and bring customers back
  • Government’s new free Recovery Advice for Business
  • RSP’s free, tailored regulatory advice for your business on COVID compliance, risk assessments, health and safety

How to book

In order to attend one of the webinars, please complete the registration form hosted on the website of our RSP colleagues in Wandsworth


Topic Date Time
Gyms, leisure centres, sports halls, pools and spa pools Monday 27 July 2020 10am
Hair beauty and massage Tuesday 28 July 2020 10am
Pubs and restaurants Wednesday 29 July 2020 10am

Further help

If you still have questions or concerns after reading the Government guidance for your sector and/or viewing the RSP’s relevant webinar, please get in touch. The RSP is currently providing free, tailored, one to one advice to help you reopen, or continue trading, safely. It is here to fully support you re-open as smoothly as possible.

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About the RSP

The Regulatory Services Partnership (RSP) is a Council owned service, serving the London Boroughs of Merton, Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth. They have over 50 highly trained, experienced advisors covering Environmental health (food hygiene, labelling and food safety); health and safety; licensing and pollution (air, land, noise, water);