Back To Work Hygiene Advice – What You Need To Know.

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As many of us start to head back to work, the constant cloud of CoronaVirus still looms large over most of our heads. The last thing any of us want is to actually catch this disease and potentially pass it on to someone more vulnerable. 

For that reason, we’re going to go over some of the main things you need to know when returning to work to ensure you are keeping yourself (and others) safe from Corona. 

Understanding the spread of Corona

Understanding how Corona is spread is one of the main things you should concern yourself with before heading back to work. By learning the way this virus is spread, you’ll be able to put yourself in less infectious and vulnerable situations. 

  • CoronaVirus can be spread from contaminated surfaces. Ie, when an individual touches a surface with their hands and then touches their eyes, nose or mouth
  • The second most common way CoronaVirus is being spread is via respiratory droplets released by individuals when coughing or sneezing. Respiratory droplets are not airborne for long and are the main reason for the government’s emphasis on social distancing and mask wearing. This is also the main reason why the 2m rule is being put into effect across the globe. 

Keeping your distance and properly washing your hands are two of the best ways you can keep yourself from catching this deadly disease. 

What’s being done by employers?

Employers are taking the CoronaVirus pandemic extremely seriously. As you’re probably aware, whilst work has been a continued effort, it isn’t quite as productive as being back in your office/work environment. So, to ensure people stay in the office, they’re taking every step necessary to stop the spread of this disease. 

  • Most office spaces will provide extremely strong hand sanitizer which destroys 99.99% of all germs – including CoronaVirus
  • A lot of offices will be implying the 2m rule – including at desks, toilets, and social spaces
  • Each and every event held at work will be risk assessed to ensure it’s safe to take place
  • Building owners are relying on the help of specialist cleaning agencies like SMC Premier to carry out regular deep-cleans
  • Employers will be minimizing the frequency in which workers are within 2m of each other. They will also be minimising the face-to-face encounters, keeping only essential meetings to 15 minutes or less.
  • Offices are being encouraged to increase the ventilation in enclosed spaces at work
  • Governments are encouraging businesses to isolate individuals into groups – making the spread of the virus less likely
  • Breaks will be staggered for limited socializing
  • Shift patterns may also be staggered to ensure time spent with other individuals is also limited

Final Thoughts

So, there you have it guys, some of the main things you should be aware of before returning back to work. The main focus for all businesses is to keep their employees safe from this aggressive disease. The last thing any company wants is for their staff to be working from home again. 

Just remember, when you go back to work, the circumstances will be different – but they won’t last forever. 

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