How Physical Distancing Applies at the Workplace

To slow the spread of the virus, all employers must implement appropriate physical distancing in accordance with laws or directions, as far as is reasonably practicable.

Physical distancing means keeping the required distance apart. At the moment it is staying at least 1.5 metres away from others.

Depending on your workplace, it may not always be possible to stay the required distance apart. Where this is the case, you should think of whether there are other things you can do to help minimise the transmission of the virus.

For example:

  • for rideshare, passengers should be required to sit in the rear seat of a vehicle
  • have contactless deliveries, that is, leave deliveries outside homes without needing to sign
  • encourage customers to use contactless payment options, and
  • limit access to the workplace by people who do not need to be there. This includes children and other relatives of your workers.

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