This HSE guidance has been reviewed. It is predominately for employers, but workers and the self-employed may also find it useful.
It provides an overview of the things that can help to make a workplace COVID-secure. It addresses the following:
Risk assessment: this should be updated to manage the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in a business.
Social distancing: where possible, keep people two metres apart. If this is not viable, keeping one metre apart with risk mitigation is acceptable.
Cleaning, hygiene and handwashing: keeping a workplace clean, and frequent handwashing, is a critical part of making and keeping a business COVID-secure.
Ventilation and air conditioning: simple steps can be taken to improve ventilation while maintaining a comfortable temperature.
Talk to workers and provide information: consulting and involving people in the steps being taken to manage the risk of Coronavirus in the workplace can, amongst other things, help ensure any changes will work.
Working from home: employees working from home should be provided with the necessary equipment and employers should ensure they maintain regular contact with them.
Vulnerable workers: risks to workers who are particularly vulnerable to Coronavirus must be considered.
The guidance is available in full here.
HSE April 2021