Workers in other people’s homes

  • No work should be carried out in a household where a person is isolating or has been asked to shield
  • Avoid face-to-face contact with vulnerable people in households
  • Contact households ahead of the visit to discuss how to minimise risk
  • Wash hands on arrival and maintain social distancing
  • Travel to the site using your own transport where possible, or limit the number of people per vehicle if this cannot be avoided
  • Match workers to households local to them to minimise transportation
  • Workers should bring their own food and take breaks outside
  • Limit time spent in close proximity to no more than 15 minutes
  • Identify busy areas across the household where people travel to, from or through, for example, stairs and corridors
  • Ask that households leave all internal doors open
  • Allocate the same worker to the same household each time there is a visit
  • Limit the number of workers in a confined space
  • Avoid direct contact where possible
  • Use electronic payment methods

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