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In line with Government guidelines, we have undertaken the 5 steps to working safely:

1. Carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment

Before restarting work we have ensured the safety of the workplace by:

  • carrying out a risk assessment in line with the HSE guidance
  • consulting with our staff
  • sharing the results of the risk assessment with our staff

2. Developed cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures.

We will increase the frequency of handwashing and surface cleaning by:

  • encouraging people to follow the guidance on hand washing and hygiene
  • providing hand sanitiser around the centre, in addition to washrooms
  • frequently cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces that are touched regularly
  • enhancing cleaning for busy areas
  • setting clear use and cleaning guidance for toilets
  • providing hand drying facilities – either paper towels or electrical dryers

3. Help people to work from home

We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home by:

  • discussing home working arrangements
  • ensuring they have the right equipment, for example remote access to work systems
  • including them in all necessary communications
  • looking after their physical and mental wellbeing

4. Maintaining social distancing, where possible

Where possible, we are helping to maintain social distancing between people by:

  • putting up signs to remind staff and visitors of social distancing guidance
  • avoiding sharing workstations
  • using floor tape or paint to mark areas to help people keep to a safe distance
  • arranging one-way traffic through the centre if possible
  • seeing visitors by appointment only if possible

5. Where people cannot maintain distance, managing transmission risk

Where it’s not possible for people maintain distance, we are doing everything practical to manage the transmission risk by:

  • considering whether an activity needs to continue
  • keeping the activity time involved as short as possible
  • using screens or barriers to separate people from each other
  • using back-to-back or side-to-side working whenever possible
  • staggering arrival and departure times
  • reducing the number of people each person has contact with by using ‘fixed teams or partnering’