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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Social distancing in the workplace

These documents are for managers and staff to assist with social distancing within the workplace.

It is also accepted that in many of the services that we provide and tasks that are undertaken, it is not always possible to maintain a distance from others. However, these document helps to set out a number of key principles to be applied. 

Also included is a Risk Assessment Template that departments and services should undertake to review what controls are in place or may be required to allow staff, patients and others meet requirements and ensure protection and minimise exposure to infection.

Local services are also able to seek support from local health and safety representatives and the Health and Safety team to assist with implementation.

Guidance

Guidance on Social Distancing in the Workplace (PDF - updated 20/11/20)
Principles and application of social distancing across all service areas.

Social Distancing in the Workplace - Key Points (PDF - added 22/11/20)

Tools to stay safe and healthy during COVID-19 (PDF - updated 12/01/21)

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment Inventory (XLSX)

Risk Assessment Inventory - Example: Office (DOC)

Risk Assessment Inventory - Example: Outpatients Department (DOC)

Risk Assessment Inventory - Example: QEUH Adult Wards (DOC)

Social Distancing and Workplace Risk Assessment (DOCX - updated 03/11/20)
Risk assessment template to be utilised to assess current areas and review controls in place and what adjustments may be required.

Social Distancing and Workplace and Risk Assessment - Support Document (DOCX - updated 10/11/20)

Audit

Social Distancing Risk Assessment Audit Guidance (DOC - added 21/12/20)

Social Distancing - Audit Action Plan Template (DOC - 30/11/20)

Resources

Estates and Facilities contacts (PDF - updated 26/10/20)
Contacts available to assist with implementation of adjustments, where required.

Signage Catalogue (PDF)

Stop the Spread - Good Practice Points poster (PDF)

Community

Community family visiting arrangements (PDF)
Health and Social Care Partnership arrangements for delivery of community services, and include arrangements for face to face visits, etc.

Community Nursing arrangements (PDF)
Health and Social Care Partnership arrangements for delivery of community services, and include arrangements for face to face visits, etc.

Social Distancing Champions

Champions Support Document (PDF - added 07/12/20)

Champions Line Manager Brief (PDF - added 07/12/20)

Last Updated: 12 January 2021