Addressing COVID-19 safety through coordinated workplace policies, as well as exposure tracking and testing. They provide safety and confidence in shared spaces, such as building concourses, transit stations and food and retail.

Consider personnel for enforcing public health protocols Updated: 15/04/2021

Places that are open to the public may identify new roles or need new personnel to manage compliance with public health protocols

Develop a private screening or diagnostic testing process Updated: 08/04/2021

Develop a private diagnostic testing process to screen and identify employees and/or visitors who are ill

Screen for symptoms and record visitor contact information Updated: 08/04/2021

Screen for COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors and collect information to support contact tracing

Track potential exposures in the workplace Updated: 13/04/2021

Track and notify employees and visitors of potential COVID-19 exposure

Support quarantine and isolation Updated: 29/03/2021

Support employees to successfully quarantine or self-isolate
Employ steps to improve ventilation, air flow and filtering in buildings in conjunction with other related measures to help reduce transmission risk.

Standards & accreditations for building safety Updated: 07/07/2021

Assure returning employees and visitors that safety measures are in place with third-party standards and accreditations

Monitor and display an indoor Air Quality Index Updated: 08/04/2021

Monitoring and displaying indoor air quality can improve understanding of, and confidence in, ventilation

Coordinate energy approaches internally and with neighbouring buildings Updated: 08/04/2021

A coordinated energy approach can help mitigate negative side-effects within a building or on neighbouring spaces

Communicate ventilation safety measures to employees and visitors Updated: 08/04/2021

Employee confidence can increase with clear communication of the safety measures that have been implemented

Open doors Updated: 08/04/2021

Opening doors helps air flow in a room

Prepare an HVAC Contingency Plan Updated: 08/04/2021

A contingency plan is critical to continue ventilation in the event of an HVAC system failure

Maintain optimum relative humidity Updated: 08/04/2021

Humidity affects the time virus particles can remain suspended in the air

Increase ventilation when cleaning Updated: 08/04/2021

Increased ventilation when cleaning can increase the removal of virus particles

Test HVAC systems regularly Updated: 08/04/2021

Run regular HVAC system tests to ensure they are performing effectively and reassure building occupants, particularly before reopening of dormant spaces

Enhance and maintain effective HVAC filters Updated: 08/04/2021

Use the most effective air filters possible for a building’s HVAC system

Increase outdoor air in HVAC systems Updated: 08/04/2021

Increase the amount of outdoor air in an HVAC system to reduce the recirculation of air
Employ measures necessary to maintain good hygiene and support social distancing throughout the day in workplaces. This includes reducing the risk of congregation around elevators, in corridors and other common spaces (such as lunchrooms, and disinfecting surfaces).

Standards & accreditations for workplace safety Updated: 07/07/2021

Reassure returning employees and visitors that safety measures are in place with third-party standards and accreditations

Standardize internal communication of plans, policies and signage across an area Updated: 08/04/2021

Standardization can help people to quickly understand the expected behaviours

Develop, maintain and communicate up-to-date COVID-19 Safety Plans Updated: 08/04/2021

Collaborate and consult with employees, contractors and other stakeholders in your COVID Workplace Safety Plan to ensure widespread understanding and compliance

Install plexiglass dividers Updated: 15/04/2021

When physical distance cannot be maintained, plexiglass dividers can provide a protective barrier between people

Establish cohorts and workforce bubbles Updated: 15/04/2021

Assign employees to workforce bubbles to limit the potential spread through the workforce if someone gets ill

Deploy technology to help maintain physical distance Updated: 15/04/2021

Technology is available to help maintain safe physical distance of two metres

Distance markings, directional signage and information to help physical distancing Updated: 08/04/2021

Implement directional signage to maintain distancing

Limit elevator capacity and increase stairwell access Updated: 08/04/2021

Limit elevator capacity and reduce time spent in shared areas to support physical distancing

Stagger entry and exit times to reduce workplace occupancy and commuting peaks Updated: 08/04/2021

Stagger when employees start and end their workday, as well as breaks, to prevent overcrowding in common areas

Configure indoor spaces for physical distancing and reduce touchpoints Updated: 08/04/2021

The most effective way to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission is to maintain two-metre physical distance, contactless procedures and technologies can also reduce the risk from touch

Provide employees with face coverings and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Updated: 08/04/2021

Provide ready access to PPE to ensure compliance, helping to prevent transmission

Disinfect surfaces and indoor spaces using electrostatic sprayers Updated: 15/04/2021

Electrostatic sprayers can help to disinfect indoor spaces and surfaces

Touchpoint cleaning and hand sanitizer stations Updated: 08/04/2021

Reduce potential for infection by ensuring clean surfaces and good hand hygiene
Includes measures to decrease transmission risk on transit and rebuild confidence in transit safety, alongside enabling distanced walking and cycling.

Increased and responsive transit service to help maintain physical distancing Updated: 08/04/2021

Help riders to maintain physical distance with increased or demand-responsive service

Enhanced cycle parking Updated: 08/04/2021

Providing visitor and workplace cycle parking or storage can support employees and visitors to cycle

Enhanced winter cycle lane clearing Updated: 08/04/2021

Enhancing cycle lane clearing will allow their safe use throughout the winter months

Enhanced road space for walking, cycling, and transit Updated: 08/04/2021

Cities and building owners are providing widened sidewalks and protected lanes for cycling and transit to facilitate social distancing and keep people moving

Mask distribution programs on transit Updated: 08/04/2021

Mask distribution ensures riders are properly equipped and encourages compliance

Provide customers with transit crowding data Updated: 08/04/2021

Crowding information can help customers plan trips for less crowded times or wait for a less busy vehicle, if they are able to

Enhanced public transit vehicle cleaning Updated: 08/04/2021

Cleaning and hygiene measures can help rider safety

Build awareness of public transit safety Updated: 08/04/2021

Public information campaigns build awareness of the safety measures on public transit and help to build confidence in using transit

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