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Coronavirus (COVID-19): social distancing in non-healthcare public services

Advice for organisations and their staff working in non-healthcare public services.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): social distancing in non-healthcare public services
Background

Background

The aim of this advice is to support implementation of social distancing measures to reduce spread of COVID-19 within public service workplaces. These measures are described in detail in the HPS guidance for non-healthcare settings. Please always check the online guidance on the HPS website for further advice.

It was announced on 23 March that the UK would enter a stricter period of social distancing, with people only allowed to leave home for very limited purposes. These include travelling for work purposes, but only where that work cannot be carried out from home.

The UK-wide measures are intended to slow the spread of the virus, reduce the numbers of people infected, particularly those most vulnerable to severe disease, and protect our health services.