Coronavirus Information


Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others.

  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
  • Wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • Get tested and self-isolate if required
  • If you haven’t already, get vaccinated

Find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread


Recent and upcoming changes - England

New rules for international travel UK WIDE

The traffic light system for travel no longer applies. Instead, there is a single red list and the rest of the world. If you’re travelling to the UK from a non-red list country or territory and are eligible under fully vaccinated rules, you only need to take a test on day 2 after you arrive.

Autumn and winter plan 2021 ENGLAND

The government has set out its COVID-19 autumn and winter plan.

Booster vaccine dose for people most at risk from COVID-19 UK WIDE

People aged 50 years and over, care home residents, frontline health and social care workers, and those aged 16 to 49 years with specific underlying health conditions will be offered a booster vaccine dose. Find out more about the booster vaccine on NHS.UK.

First dose vaccinations for young people UK WIDE

All young people aged 12 to 15 will soon be offered a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.




Employer Communication

We’d like to take this opportunity to reassure you that during the Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic, we have contingency plans in place to ensure that any disruption to the service we provide to you is minimised.

ESS may have to postpone face-to-face training courses, as a precautionary measure in order to follow the government guidelines. Should this occur, alternative dates or remote video course options will be offered. All training provision will be reassessed pending any further changes in the advice issued by the Government.

Where possible ESS have worked with awarding bodies in order to deliver virtual classroom courses where face to face delivery cannot take place. Please also note e-learning, and some NVQ qualifications are unaffected, as these can still be enrolled and delivered remotely.

Our aim is to maintain as many of our normal business practices as usual, whilst safeguarding and protecting our colleagues, learners and customers. We will continuously adjust our approach pending further advice from the Government and the needs of our customers. Our business continuity plan will ensure that any learners or clients will find it business as usual when they contact us for advisory and guidance services, and progressing with remote training courses and remote NVQ inductions/assessments.


Supporting the NHS

ESS are currently providing free Face Fit Train the Tester courses for Nottingham NHS Trust, so that their staff are equip with the knowledge to ensure Face Fit Masks are fitted correctly providing the optimum protection. If we can provide further support elsewhere, please contact our Training & Consultancy Manager, Michael Harcourt on 07487 259149 or email michael@essentialsiteskills.com


Learner Information

At Essential Site Skills we know that some of you may have concerns or questions about the current outbreak of COVID-19. We want to reassure you we are working hard to ensure our learners are safe and that, as far as possible we continue to keep in contact and offer our remote services. We will continue to communicate to you as the situation changes but this will mainly be directly through your account manager, our operation teams or your tutor. Wherever possible we will continue to deliver your training programme remotely with your support.

Essential Site Skills is following Public Health England guidance. UK public health measures are world-leading and the excellent NHS is well prepared to manage and treat new diseases.

At Essential Site Skills we have followed well-established systems in setting up a group to coordinate our response.

We will continue to focus on good hygiene habits. Please help to support the campaign below which promotes good hygiene practices.

We are also advising our learners that if they feel unwell, they should stay at home and seek further advice by contacting NHS 111 online by clicking here

If you have any questions or concerns, please advise your trainer/tutor or contact our Safeguarding Officer Katy Baker on 07985 728605 or by email safeguarding@essentialsiteskills.com


ESS Contact Details

Phone: 0115 8970 529

Email: training@essentialsiteskills.com