What are the most effective control measures we can take to reduce transmission?

by | Sep 30, 2022 | Advice for employers/decision makers, Intervention priorities, Preventing the spread of respiratory viruses, Responding to workplace outbreaks | 0 comments

Multiple control measures are required. This includes testing, self-isolation and local contact tracing, reduced close contact and effective ventilation.

Requirements vary dependent on the workplace environment, and we advise decision makers to carry out a risk assessment based on the needs of your setting.  The occupancy of the setting and the frequency of mixing/interaction between people are the most important considerations in a risk assessment. Risk assessments and control measures need to reflect differences between areas in the setting, such as occupancy and ventilation.

The need for continued financial support to enable self-isolation from work is a key consideration looking forwards. Examples of financial support are a sickness absence policy with paid sick leave, support for exclusion if someone tests positive, and working from home where possible.


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