Close contact work and face coverings and face masks
If one or both people involved in close contact work are exempt from wearing a face covering a health and safety assessment will need to be carried out to establish if, and how the work can be carried out.
You should note:
- physical distancing should be maintained where possible
- perspex screening should be installed at workstations including reception areas if possible – particularly if it is not possible to have at least 2-metre physical distancing
The Scottish Government and Health and Safety Executive recommend a risk based approach focussed on a hierarchy of control which seeks to eliminate risks, combats risks at source, adapt workplaces to individual needs, and ensure adequate training for staff, volunteers and learners.