Our COVID-19 policy

Updated 23/2/22

Our commitment to staff   and Customers

Covid-19 Policy Statement

Suffolk Food Hall Ltd continues to take many measures to ensure the safety of customers, staff, suppliers, contractors and operators, alike. Our COVID-19 Risk Management approach is inline with other contagious diseases and forms part of our Food Safety and Health & Safety Management Systems. The following specific guidance is followed in the Food Hall, Home & Garden, Cook House restaurant and the Café:

As from Thursday 24th February 2022, there is no legal requirement for colleagues to self-isolate following a positive COVID-19 test. As with any other illness, employees should not come to work if they are unwell and not able to do their job. Additionally, we also have an obligation to help keep each other safe and to protect vulnerable team members in particular. Suffolk Food Hall continues to kindly ask that any who have the symptoms of COVID-19 to take a voluntary test and also let team members who may have been in contact know.  For now, NHS tests continue to be freely available. Although no longer a legal requirement, our guidance remains that if you know you have COVID-19, or indeed any other contagious disease, you should isolate.

Suffolk Food Hall also encourages those who are vulnerable for any reason to let fellow team members know. In this way, we can help each other by ensuring we do not come into work with a contagious disease that could put the vulnerable at risk.

The best defence against Omicron and future variants is to be vaccinated to protect yourselves and others from becoming seriously ill.  Suffolk Food Hall encourages everyone to get all the doses of the vaccination and boosters for which you are eligible.

We must all continue to work safely and be compliant in following our company “essentials of personal hygiene” policy. Increasing hand washing and sanitising will continue in all areas to reduce the spread of contamination. Whilst restrictions have been lifted, we still all have a duty of care in the work place – cleaning, hygiene and handwashing plays a critical part of making and keeping the workplace safe. Sanitiser is available throughout the site for use by our colleagues and customers, especially at counters and contact points.

Good ventilation helps reduce the spread of the virus and so Suffolk Food Hall is committed to monitoring air levels whilst maintaining a comfortable temperature.

23rd February 2022
Suffolk Food Hall Ltd

Offer of Employment

This lists the documents/combinations of documents that show there are no time restrictions on the person’s ability to take up employment in the UK.

  1. An ID card (issued to the holder under the Identity Cards Act 2006) or a passport showing that the holder, or a person named in the passport as the child of the holder, is a British citizen or a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies having the right of abode in the United Kingdom.
  2. An ID card (issued to the holder under the Identity Cards Act 2006), a national identity card or a passport which has the effect of identifying the holder, or a person named in the passport as the child of the holder, as a national of the European Economic Area or Switzerland.
  3. A residence permit, registration certificate or document certifying or indicating permanent residence issued by the Home Office or the Border and Immigration Agency to a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland.
  4. A permanent residence card issued by the Home Office or the Border and Immigration Agency to the family member of a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland.
  5. A Biometric Immigration Document issued by the Border and Immigration Agency to the holder which indicates that the person named in it is allowed to stay indefinitely in the United Kingdom, or has no time limit on their stay in the United Kingdom.
  6. A passport or other travel document endorsed to show that the holder is exempt from immigration control, is allowed to stay indefinitely in the United Kingdom, has the right of abode in the United Kingdom, or has no time limit on their stay in the United Kingdom.
  7. An Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office or the Border and Immigration Agency to the holder with an endorsement indicating that the person named in it is allowed to stay indefinitely in the United Kingdom or has no time limit on their stay in the United Kingdom, when produced in combination with an official document giving the person’s permanent national insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.
  8. A full birth certificate issued in the United Kingdom which includes the name(s) of at least one of the holder’s parents, when produced in combination with an official document giving the person’s permanent national insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.
  9. A full adoption certificate issued in the United Kingdom which includes the name(s) of at least one of the holder’s adoptive parents when produced in combination with an official document giving the person’s permanent national insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.
  10. A birth certificate issued in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or Ireland, when produced in combination with an official document giving the person’s permanent national insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.
  11. An adoption certificate issued in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or Ireland, when produced in combination with an official document giving the person’s permanent national insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.
  12. A certificate of registration or naturalisation as a British citizen, when produced in combination with an official document giving the person’s permanent national insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.
  13. A letter issued by the Home Office or the Border and Immigration Agency to the holder which indicates that the person named in it is allowed to stay indefinitely in the United Kingdom when produced in combination with an official document giving the person’s permanent national insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.

Source: Schedule to The Immigration (Restrictions on Employment) Order 2007

 

Documents required for the purpose of establishing the statutory excuse – List B

This lists the documents/combinations of documents that show that there are restrictions on the length of time the person is allowed to stay in the UK.

  1. A passport or travel document endorsed to show that the holder is allowed to stay in the United Kingdom and is allowed to do the type of work in question, provided that it does not require the issue of a work permit.
  2. A Biometric Immigration Document issued by the Border and Immigration Agency to the holder which indicates that the person named in it can stay in the United Kingdom and is allowed to do the work in question.
  3. A work permit or other approval to take employment issued by the Home Office or the Border and Immigration Agency when produced in combination with either a passport or another travel document endorsed to show the holder is allowed to stay in the United Kingdom and is allowed to do the work in question, or a letter issued by the Home Office or the Border and Immigration Agency to the holder or the employer or prospective employer confirming the same.
  4. A certificate of application issued by the Home Office or the Border and Immigration Agency to or for a family member of a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland stating that the holder is permitted to take employment which is less than six months’ old when produced in combination with evidence of verification by the Border and Immigration Agency Employer Checking Service.
  5. A residence card or document issued by the Home Office or the Border and Immigration Agency to a family member of a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland.
  6. An Application Registration Card issued by the Home Office or the Border and Immigration Agency stating that the holder is permitted to take employment, when produced in combination with evidence of verification by the Border and Immigration Agency Employer Checking Service.
  7. An Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office or the Border and Immigration Agency to the holder with an endorsement indicating that the person named in it can stay in the United Kingdom, and is allowed to do the type of work in question, when produced in combination with an official document giving the person’s permanent national insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.
  8. A letter issued by the Home Office or the Border and Immigration Agency to the holder or the employer or prospective employer, which indicates that the person named in it can stay in the United Kingdom and is allowed to do the work in question when produced in combination with an official document giving the person’s permanent national insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.

Source: Schedule to The Immigration (Restrictions on Employment) Order 2007