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Advice for those continuing to work on site during the Coronavirus pandemic

Author:  Arboricultural Association
  18/05/2020
Last Updated:  27/05/2020

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If you do decide to continue working on site, then in line with Public Health guidance we would urge you to:

Only travel to work if you are unable to work from home
Only work if you are not showing symptoms of Coronavirus
Not work in any households where someone is self-isolating
Always maintain a 2m distance from others
Wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitiser if hand washing facilities are not available
Travel separately to site rather than sharing lifts with others
Do not share equipment
Disinfect all equipment after use
Plan work carefully to minimise the risk of further burdening the NHS

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For further information please consult the Public Health and Government websites for the latest updates:

gov.uk/coronavirus

Public Health England guidance for employers and businesses

Health Protection Scotland guidance

Government support for business

Summary of government guidance for all workplaces – England

Here are links to some of the recently updated government for specific work types: a full list of all government guidance can be found at www.gov.uk

The Association will continue to signpost members to the appropriate government guidance via regular updates.

Please note – devolved governments may have different requirements please refer to the links below for further information.

Welsh Government advice

Scottish Government advice

Northern Irish Government advice