Social Distancing in the Workplace
Social distancing is key to protecting staff from COVID-19 and helping to limit the spread of the outbreak overall.

For the sales and service industry, remote working isn't generally a possibility, so how do you enact social distancing in the workplace?

Here are some tips:
  • Increase distance between work-stations,

  • Encourage Employees to stay at home if sick,

  • Stop handshaking as a greeting,

  • Hold meetings via video conferencing or phone call (even within the office),

  • Defer large meetings,

  • Hold essential meetings outside in the open air if possible,

  • Encourage proper hand-washing techniques,

  • Promote good sneeze/cough hygiene,

  • Provide hand sanitizer for all staff and workers,

  • Have staff take lunch at their desks or outside (weather permitting) rather than in the lunch room,

  • Clean and disinfect high touch surfaces regularly,

  • Consider opening windows and adjusting air conditioning for more ventilation,

  • Limit food handling and sharing of food in the workplace,

  • Reconsider non-essential business travel,

  • Consider if large gatherings can be rescheduled, staggered or cancelled.
These methods can be used to provide protection to all workers until the situation has stabilized.