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How to stay safe at work

Some useful tips to protect you and your workmates from Covid

Arriving and leaving work: 

  • Keep 2m from others wherever possible.
  • When it’s not possible to keep to 2m, wear a face covering.
  • Don’t stop to chat to more than one person. 
  • Don’t all pile out together at home time.

Break times: 

  • Open a window or door to increase ventilation.
  • Clean down your area before and after use, paying particular attention to surfaces that are touched frequently (handles, light switches, work surfaces, kettles, and so on).
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before consuming food.
  • Don’t share crockery or utensils.

Car sharing: 

Car sharing is a high-risk activity and should be avoided. If it cannot be avoided, please follow these steps:

  • Wear face coverings.
  • Car share with the same small group only and minimise the size of that group.
  • Wash hands before or use sanitiser before and after. 
  • Sit as far away as possible from others (one in the front, and one diagonally in the back, for example). 
  • Keep windows open, even when it’s chilly.
  • Clean the car after every journey (handles, seat belts, radio button, and so on)

General tips:

  • Don’t hug your work bestie. 
  • Don’t share food.
  • Don’t make your workmate a brew. 
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before consuming food.
  • If soap and water aren’t available, use hand sanitiser (containing at least 60% alcohol). 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue if you cough or sneeze then bin immediately and wash your hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • Make sure any indoor space has good ventilation.
  • Wear a face covering in closed environments.
  • Isolate for 10 days if you test positive, or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.

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