Claudia Calder provides a checklist on physical distancing. This document outlines the most important considerations to enact physical distancing in your workplace.

For the next part of my popular return to work checklist series I wanted to focus on physical distancing. It's a cause of concern for many customers and can become confused with so much bad advice and guidance out there.

This physical distancing document compiles the best guidance into a simple to use checklist that will help simplify procedures and get you and your team working safely.

You can use this advice as part of the Prevent approach to our return to work strategy, Prepare, Inform, Prevent, Recover.

What is Covered In The Physical Distancing Checklist?

Below you can find the full content of the physical distancing checklist. Download the checklist so you can use it in your workplace.

  • Work remotely (wherever possible), whenever you have the chance.
  • Avoid physical meetings. Use online conferencing, email or the phone when possible, even when people are in the same meeting.
  • Unavoidable in-person meetings should be short, in a large meeting room where people can sit at least 2m from each other; avoid shaking hands.
  • Eliminate unnecessary travel and cancel or postpone nonessential meetings, gathering, workshops and training sessions.
  • Do not congregate in communal areas (kitchens, copier rooms, post room, etc). Keep 2m apart when possible.
  • Avoid using lifts, wherever possible. If they must be used, limit their use to 2 people and ask them to face away from each other.
  • Bring lunch and eat at your desk or away from others (avoid lunchrooms and crowded restaurants). If you decide to eat at your desk, make sure you clean your desk before and after; and try and 'get away' from your desk by going for a walk.
  • Stagger lunchtimes, wherever possible.
  • Avoid public transportation – try to either walk, cycle, or drive. If unavoidable, go in early or late to avoid rush-hour crowding on public transportation.
  • Limit recreational or other leisure classes, meetings, activities, etc, where close contact with others is likely.

Download the checklist below. If you require further support with your return to work plans, get in touch with us here.



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