- What If I Can't Keep Two Meters Between Employees?
What If I Can't Keep Two Meters Between Employees?
While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed daily life as we know it, many employees have either continued to go to work or are now among those returning to their duties. The government has continued to advise maintaining a distance of at least 2 meters between employees, but in some situations, this may not be possible. If your employees must work in close proximity, consider the following practices:
- Have employees work side-by-side or back-to-back as opposed to facing each other.
- When working in an enclosed space, keep windows open.
- Have employees wash their hands frequently, especially after coughing or sneezing, and before and after touching shared objects, such as door handles.
- Frequently clean and disinfect common areas and surfaces that are touched regularly.
- Adjust schedules so that the same team of employees work together consistently.
- Stagger shifts and break times to avoid crowding at entry points.
Even though conditions may not always be ideal, it's important to take every precaution to keep your employees as safe as possible.