5. Movement around buildings and worksites

Use floor markings to mark out social distancing. Focus particularly on the most crowded areas, for example, where queues form, entry points to buildings, toilets and communal break areas. Additional control measures may be needed for areas at higher risk of overcrowding, such as common areas.

Use any unused spaces to allow people to spread out and comply with social distancing rules.

Reduce movement by discouraging non-essential trips within buildings and sites, for example, restricting access to some areas, encouraging use of radios or telephones or other electronic devices, where permitted, and cleaning them between use.

Consider these other control measures when people are moving around buildings or worksites:

  • Restrict access between different areas of a building or site
  • Reduce job and location rotation
  • Introduce more one-way flow through buildings
  • Reduce maximum occupancy for lifts. Provide hand sanitiser for the operation of lifts. Encourage use of stairs wherever possible
  • Make sure that people with disabilities are able to access lifts
  • Manage the use of high traffic common areas including corridors, lifts turnstiles and walkways
  • Put in place measures to remind staff and visitors to follow social distancing

This page is reviewed regularly and updated to reflect any changes in the guidance.

Page last reviewed: 31 March 2021

Next review due: 30 April 2021

Updated 2021-03-31