Social distancing is a public health strategy attempting to prevent or slow the spread of an infectious pathogen like a virus. It includes any method to keep people physically separate from each other because physical proximity is how many pathogens go from one body to another. This includes isolating people who are infected, quarantining people who may have been infected, and keeping people separate from each other in general.
Correct Distance to Observe CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19)
The World Health Organisation recommends to Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and other staff members.
Tips for Social Distancing
•Reduce unnecessary face to face interaction in the workplace
•Break times and working times should be staggered
•Meetings done remotely or by phone
•Work Remotely if possible. If not possible keep your distance and maintain your own supply of PPE, Stationary, gloves, cups, plates and cutlery.
Other Tips to Keep Yourself Safe
•Cover your coughs and sneezes using a tissue – clean your hands properly afterwards
•Wash your hands properly and often
•Use your own stationary/cups – Do not share with others
•All staff should have a personal notebook (to keep a note of who they are coming in contact with during the day)
•Keep your work area clean and tidy