Physical distancing involves keeping at least 6 feet (2 meters) distance between people to help reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). It is an effective way to ensure workplace safety during the pandemic. The following steps can help employers to implement physical distancing in the workplace and avoid the risk of spreading the virus:
Plan a revised office setup. Reposition workstations, shuffle tables to create more distance and space between desks.
Reduce activities that require proximity. Also, try to reduce in-person meetings. For meetings, the option of video conferencing can be a suitable alternative.
Close common spaces or common rooms temporarily. Removing common utensils, coffee mugs, etc., helps eliminate the risk of exposure via surface contact.
Ask workers to stay home if they exhibit symptoms or if they are sick.