Social distancing means keeping people apart, both in the workplace, as well as in a social environment, to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. Wherever possible, you should keep metres apart from each other.
Although the social distancing rules put in place by the devolved Governments may differ, the following advice is provided by the Health and Safety Executive, who regulate in all of the home nations.
Some of the measures you can put in place include:
Mark out work areas with highly coloured floor tape
Provide signage to remind staff and visitors of the distancing rules
Move work layouts, so that staff work side by side, rather than opposite each other
Limit the movement of people around the work areas:
If possible, rotate between jobs and equipment (if they do not have their own equipment for individual use)
The use of vehicles and lift’s
In high people traffic areas, such as kitchens, reception areas, walkways, corridors, or office access turnstiles
Prevent any non-essential trips within buildings, or between work sites
As in all situations with Covid-19, you should check the public health guidance for the country you are in: