COVID-19 Information for Construction Sites

To protect yourself and others from Coronavirus (COVID-19) it’s important to think about how the virus is spread.

Coronavirus is spread in sneeze or cough droplets. To infect you, it has to get from an infected person’s nose or mouth into your eyes, nose or mouth. This can be direct or indirect (on hands, objects, surfaces). Keep this in mind. It will help you remember all the things you need to do to protect yourself and others from the virus.

Social distancing is important to help slow the spread of coronavirus.  It does this by minimising contact between potentially infected individuals and healthy individuals.
Social distancing is keeping a space of 2 metres (6.5 feet) between you and other people.  Do not shake hands or make close contact if possible.

On Construction Sites:

•Ensure staff and contractors report any physical signs/symptoms, before commencing work or while in the workplace.
•Ensure all cuts are covered. Coronaviurs cannot penetrate the skin but it can be transferred from hands to mouth, nose and eyes, so wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face.
•Due to Social Distancing canteen breaks are not permitted, breaks to be staggered and staff should have breaks in the car. Remembering social distancing!!!
•Sufficient sanitisers and antibacterial wipes should be provided on site. Sanitise your hands properly and often. Do not attempt to dry your hands after using sanitiser, leave your hands dry naturally.
•Sanitize frequently touched surfaces inside and outside your vehicle regularly.
•All staff members should have their own supply of PPE.
•PPE should be washed separately at a high temperature (over 60 degrees).
•Keep a notebook detailing people who you were in contact with.

How to self-isolate if you are asked to:

A public health doctor may ask you to self-isolate. They will do this if they think you may have coronavirus. This could be before you get tested for coronavirus or while you wait for test results.

If you have to self-isolate, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people. You need to do this for as long as you have symptoms. It is important to follow the advice for the full time you have symptoms.