Social distancing means keeping people apart to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Where possible, you should keep people 2 m apart. If this is not possible, consider additional control measures.
You must ensure that workers and other people visiting your workplace understand and comply with the measures you put in place.
Social distancing should form part of your business’s risk assessment and is one of the steps needed to make your workplace COVID-secure.
Some of the measures you can put in place to maintain social distancing include:
- Using floor tape or paint to mark work areas
- Providing signage to remind people to keep a 2 m distance
- Having people working side-by-side rather than face-to-face
- Limiting movement of people:
- Rotating between jobs and equipment
- Using lifts and work vehicles
- In high-traffic areas like corridors, turnstiles and walkways
- Allow only essential trips within buildings and between sites