UNISON Northern Ireland

Coronavirus guidance for HSC & EA employees

COVID-19: What you need to know

As the lockdown restrictions continue to be relaxed in different ways in Northern Ireland, England Scotland and Wales, UNISON has rounded up the essential Health & Safety information our members and activists need to know. Whilst the issues raised in these documents are applicable to all devolved areas, we will make Northern Ireland specific information and guidance available as and when it is agreed across the education, health and other sectors. If you have concerns about what is happening in your workplace or would like to become a health & safety rep, please contact your branch. You can find branch details here.

Promoting safe work during Coronavirus - A guide for UNISON members

Promoting safe work during Coronavirus - A guide for UNISON branches

How to work safely – leaflet for members

Are you at risk? Health and safety poster

Are you at risk? Risk assessment leaflet for members

Bargaining for workplace practices during the easing of the lockdown

COVID-19 risk assessment checklist for safety reps

Social distancing and hygiene in the workplace

Coronavirus guidance for health and safety reps

Guidance on Coronavirus for employees from the Education Authority and Health and Social Care Board.

             

* Guidance is subject to change as the crisis situation may escalate but we will keep members informed if there are changes.


PPE Alert: Tell us what’s happening at work

 

Update for UNISON Education Workers on schools restarting 2/6/20

NHS Trade Unions' Blueprint for Return of services 20/5/20

UNISON WELCOMES MINISTER SWANN’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON TESTING FOR ALL CARE HOME RESIDENTS AND STAFF 18/5/20

UNISON WELCOMES MINISTER SWANN’S RECOGNITION OF OUR MEMBERS’ CONCERNS 14/5/20

Covid 19 – Working through this together 6/5/20

UNISON WELCOMES DECISION TO INCREASE PPE FOR BLOOD TRANSFUSION STAFF 30/4/20

UNISON MEMBERS DELIVER FOR YOUNG PEOPLE DURING LOCKDOWN 30/4/20

UNISON CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE THAT PRIVATE CARE HOMES IN RECEIPT OF £6.5m PUBLIC MONEY PLAY FAIR WITH WORKERS 27/4/20

STATEMENT FROM HSC TRADE UNIONS NORTHERN IRELAND ON PRIVATE NURSING HOMES 27/4/20

Call for minute’s silence to honour all workers who have died from coronavirus 24/4/20

Civil society groups call for action to ensure inequalities are not exacerbated by the Covid-19 crisis 21/4/20

UNISON CALLS FOR PPE SHORTAGES GUIDANCE TO BE REJECTED 20/4/20

UNISON DEMANDS IMMEDIATE TESTING OF ALL RESIDENTS AND ALL STAFF IN HOMES 18/4/20

UNISON PRESS RELEASE - UNISON DEMANDS IMMEDIATE ACTION ON COVID-19 IN SOCIAL CARE 16/4/20

UPDATED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE WORKERS ON COVID-19 16/4/20

UNISON ASKS PUBLIC TO CLAP FOR BLUE LIGHT SERVICES 9/4/20

Thousands of public service workers contact UNISON with ‘harrowing’ stories around protective kit as government asked to step up over Easter 9/4/20

An update for education members on schools remaining open over the Easter holidays 9/4/20

UNISON CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION ON CARE HOMES AFFECTED BY COVID-19 8/4/20

TEST! TEST! TEST! - We are running out of time! 2/4/20

HSC Trusts launch staff support helpline 2/4/20

UNISON delivering for members at the frontline in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic 1/4/20

UNISON CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION ON COMMUNITY CARE 26/3/20

World Health Organisation guidance on PPE for staff working with Covid-19 patients 24/3/20

Updated advice for pregnant healthcare workers and employers during the coronavirus outbreak 24/3/20

A message from the UNISON Northern Ireland Health Committee for members in health and social services 24/3/20

UNISON pursuing key issues and Health Care for members in Education 23/3/20

To all members working in Education and in school settings 20/3/20

An update for UNISON members working in schools 20/3/20