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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

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.