Working Safely in Other People’s Homes During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Many employees across the UK have had to make adjustments to their work routines and environments as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. As the government continues to reduce lockdown measures in an attempt to allow more people to return to work, there are precautions that must be followed for those who regularly visit the homes of other people, such as childcare providers, cooks and plumbers.

If your work requires you to visit the homes of others, make sure that you are particularly sensitive and aware of who your clients are and what potential risks must be accounted for. What may have been a routine visit may require more safety measures, or may even have to be postponed or cancelled if:

  • You or the client have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 10 days.
  • You or the client are at higher risk of infection.
  • Social distancing guidelines cannot be guaranteed throughout the duration of your visit.

While on the premises of another person’s home or property, you should consider certain precautions regardless of the purpose or duration of the visit. Wash your hands thoroughly or use hand sanitiser both immediately before and after your visit, as well as before and after coming into contact with another person or any common touchpoints. Additionally, face coverings should be worn in order to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

When you who visit the homes of other people, you might not only be bringing germs or infections with you, but could also end up transporting them elsewhere. As such, it is of the utmost importance that you take proper protections so as to not become a vessel for COVID-19.

 

This article is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to be exhaustive, nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as professional advice. Readers should contact a health professional for appropriate advice. Content by Zywave, Inc. provided by TH March.

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