If your office is a work from a desk environment, the government advise that people should keep at least a 2-metre distance. However, this may not be possible for more manual jobs where people will need to interact more. The rules on this are that people should keep at least a 1-metre distance with precautionary measures in place. These measures can be anything from people wearing a protective shield to a mask covering your nose and mouth.
The members of staff that are changing the workplace to make it more Covid-secure should brief others about their changes. The brief should be explained to staff clearly and concisely, so they understand the practices they are undertaking.
According to the Centre for Disease Control, "eighty per cent of common infections are spread by hands". That's why keeping good hand hygiene across the workplace is crucial to fending off diseases.
A solution to this issue is installing multiple hand sanitising stations in the office. The benefit of hand sanitisers is that they are quick to apply correctly and serve the purpose of eliminating germs on your hands.
We are living in a very uncertain time at the moment and there's no telling to when we are going to see things go back to how they were. However, with good planning, we can put the necessary measures in place to stop and control the spread of the virus.