Workstations are areas where workers routinely or regularly work and can include:
- desks or tables in the workplace
- production or processing lines
- areas by machinery that workers need to operate
- desks within workers' homes if they are working at home
Consider the following:
- Look at how you can organise workstations to allow people to meet social distancing rules
- Review layouts and processes to allow people to work 2 m apart from each other where possible
- Use floor tape or paint to mark areas
- Manage occupancy levels
- Avoid any sharing of workstations, including hot desking where possible
- Limit the number of people having to share a workstation to the absolute minimum
- Where workstations must be shared, try to keep the same set of people using them
Where it's not possible to keep workstations 2 m apart, consider these additional control measures.
Guidance on cleaning, hygiene and handwashing.
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