Legislation Guide


The government are currently advising a 2 m social distance be observed. The HSE advises that within the workplace we;

• Reduce movements within the building
• Introducing more one-way flow through buildings
• At work stations; maintain social distancing between individuals

In a retail environment the HSE advise;

• That a calculation be made of the maximum number of customers that can reasonably follow the 2 m social distancing within the store

• Limit the number of customers within the store

• Looking at how people walk through the shop and how you could adjust this to reduce congestion and contact between customers, for example, queue management or one-way flow, where possible.

• Managing outside queues to ensure they do not cause a risk to individuals, other businesses or additional security risks, for example by introducing queuing systems, having staff direct customers and protecting queues from traffic by routing them behind permanent physical structures such as street furniture, bike racks, bollards or putting up barriers.

• Shopping centres should take responsibility for managing the number of customers in the centre and the queuing process in communal areas on behalf of their retail

Social distancing fence

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