The Nigeria Government Advice is to minimize social interaction outside our homes. This includes advice to employers to enable staff to work from home wherever practicable.
If it is not practicable, other measures should be considered. One of the most important of these is the two-metre rule: keeping two metres between colleagues and any other staff they may work with.
The most likely way of catching COVID-19 is when someone infected coughs or sneezes and their droplets are passed to other people through their mouth, nose or eyes. By maintaining a distance of two metres you minimise the risk of this happening. However, it is also important you wash your hands thoroughly and regularly as droplets are also likely to be found on surfaces you touch.
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The Welsh Government has put additional requirements in place that make it clear that the two-metre social distancing rule applies to any workplace, including homes, where work and repairs are being undertaken, and outdoor spaces. All businesses must take all reasonable measures to ensure the two-metre rule is maintained between people on their premises whenever work is being carried out.
Yes, the fewer people you have face-to-face social interaction with the better. Therefore, you and your employer should look at other measures by minimising face-to-face meetings or gatherings and using other ways of communicating such as through the telephone or video conference.
What if my job makes it necessary to have close contact with the public?
In some jobs close contact with the clients, patients, students or children cannot be avoided. However, there are still measures your employer can take to keep you safe. All staff should minimise very close contact (i.e. less than one metre).
In addition, anybody who shows any symptoms should be isolated and contact with those people should be limited to those who have been provided with the appropriate training.