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Risk assessment and hygiene for reopening office or Clinic

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a v good webinar  if you are thinking of returning to work in the near future, or re-opening your office or clinic, this practical 1hr & 1/2 webinar (aimed at Osteopaths but I think may be very useful for others too; to help you assess your work area & practices for you, your colleagues, staff or visitors.https://youtu.be/cPKJs-F3qXc

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Re: Risk assessment and hygiene for reopening office or Clinic
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2020, 02:50:02 PM »
There is an accompanying pdf that you may find useful to adapt to your circumstances.
It has a link at the top to the most recent version -- as it evolves

herewith V1.4

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Re: Risk assessment and hygiene for reopening office or Clinic
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2020, 03:53:59 PM »
support material for the webinar available here

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Apple store strategy and there is apparently a good instructional apple video for retail somewhere to be found


Retail employees are following a strict set of guidelines that very heavily emphasize social distancing of two meters (or six feet in the United States). Apple is taking the following measures:
 
 
  • Prior to when work starts, all employees undergo a health screening complete with a temperature check, with the results logged in a daily spreadsheet.
  • Daily briefings are done in the mornings in the Forum area at Apple Stores, with employees making sure to sit at least two meters apart.
  • Prior to being allowed in the store, customers are also given a temperature check.
  • All ‌Apple Stores‌ are providing hand sanitizer, which customers are encouraged to use.
  • Stores are limiting the number of people inside, forming lines with customers waiting at least two meters apart.
  • Products purchased by customers or returned after repair are delivered from the back in a relay system, being handed off from employee to employee to allow each person to stay in a separated zone without back and forth.
  • Product specialists and Genius Bar staff are positioning themselves across tables away from customers in order to maintain distance.
  • In the forum area, employees sit one cube away from customers they're interacting with.
  • Employees are encouraged to communicate with one another through the Talk app to cut down on unnecessary movement within the store.
  • Half of the workstations in the back are empty, with employees working at alternating workstations to keep more distance between them.
  • Tables have been rearranged to put products on corners to prevent customers from being near one another.
  • Products on tables have been reduced.
  • Communal tables and couches have been removed from employee break rooms and have been replaced with individual chairs evenly spaced about the room.
  • Operating hours are reduced.
  • Employees are all wearing face masks.
After opening its South Korea store on April 16, Apple has reopened its sole store in Vienna, Austria, and 21 stores located in Australia. Stores in Germany will begin reopening on May 11, and all of the newly opened locations are following many of the same guidelines listed above to keep both customers and employees safe.
 
https://www.macrumors.com/2020/05/08/apple-preparing-for-retail-store-reopenings/
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Re: Risk assessment and hygiene for reopening office or Clinic
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 12:36:33 PM »
Workplace Decision ToolWorkplaces Considerations for Reopening During the COVID-19 Pandemic from US Centre for Disease Control
The purpose of this tool is to assist employers in making (re)opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially to protect vulnerable workers. It is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.


https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/workplace-decision-tool.html

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Re: Risk assessment and hygiene for reopening office or Clinic
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2020, 05:43:12 PM »
" I want to cook and put your food on a plate instead of in a box. I want to pour you a glass of wine and tell you why it will pair so well with the main course. Can all this be done from behind screens, gloved and masked and incessantly worried about finances or whether or not the restaurant will have to close for two weeks because of a single phone call?
For now – for me – the answer is no, it can’t. There is too much still outside of our control. So while there are some elements that we can control we will continue to do so. Consequently, for the time being, we will continue to offer our food for takeaway, refining it and improving it and getting it to you in a safe manner. Hopefully it goes some way to reminding you – and us – what we have to look forward to when the time is right."

this is especially relevant today after the announcement that restaurants can re-open in the UK next month in 11 days time, and as test trace is still flaky with no immediate local notification to Public Health -- see contact tracing for article on this

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/23/restaurant-reopening-4-july-boris-johnson-hospitality-businesses

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guides for shopping, takeaway, re-opening salons
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2020, 02:20:03 PM »
A quick guide to safe shopping during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Our quick shopping guide will help you to stay safe and protect others when shopping for essentials.
COVID-19 Social distancing. 2 metre (6 feet)
COVID-19 signage: for businesses or enforcement officers

    Limiting the number of customers entering the shop
    Maintain 2m distance when queuing outside and in the shop
    Keep a distance of 2m at all times

Food delivery and takeaway guidance
A guide for EHPs to share with local food businesses who want to provide temporary food delivery and/or takeaway services.

    Food delivery and takeaway guidance (English)
    Food delivery and takeaway guidance (Welsh)

How to hand wash
How to hand wash video
This handwashing procedure replicates the recommendations from the World Health Organisation, the NHS and Public Health England.
Washing hands with water
Legionnaires’ disease: lockdown risks and reopening safely
Our guidance document provides essential advice and information on the steps needed to mitigate the dangers of Legionella.

    Legionnaires’ disease: lockdown risks and reopening safely (English)
    Legionnaires’ disease: lockdown risks and reopening safely (Welsh)

Looking after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
A guide for EHPs on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Reopening salons and spas following lockdown: reducing risks of COVID-19 and other considerations
A guide to assist salons and spas as they prepare to reopen once lockdown restrictions are lifted.

https://www.cieh.org/policy/coronavirus-covid-19/resources/

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Covid compliance checklist stickers on a pdf to add to records
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2020, 02:24:22 PM »
some Covid compliance checklist stickers on a pdf

designed by an Osteopath to stick on Patient records, but could be adapted for use in other areas

     COVID
 Prescreening complete
 No change since screening
 Temp on arrival
 Risks explained and understood PPEwornM A G V
 Room cleaned before
 Room cleaned after
 No COVID symptoms during appt I have no symptoms/contact with
     
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Re: Risk assessment and hygiene for reopening office or Clinic
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2020, 04:34:54 PM »
excellent graphic displays of aerosol and ventilation in enclosed spaces with differing contact times and use of ventilation



https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-10-28/a-room-a-bar-and-a-class-how-the-coronavirus-is-spread-through-the-air.html

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Re: Risk assessment and hygiene for reopening office or Clinic
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2020, 10:22:43 AM »
the swiss cheese respiratory viral pandemic defence


This image highlights that no single intervention is perfect at preventing the spread of a respiratory virus. However, multiple layers of protective approaches will improve success.
 
 Based on the Swiss Cheese Model of Accident Causation by James Reason, this is an adapted version which has been developed by virologist Ian Mackay and colleagues from the University of Queensland.

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swiss cheese calculator
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2020, 10:31:05 AM »
This calculator imitates a contact between two people (one is you) and is based on the swiss cheese model for coronavirus, adapted by Doctor Ian M. Mackay, who portrays the fight against COVID-19 as a pile of cheese slices.

The more slices (ways of protection) you have, the less chance of the holes coinciding and the safer you are.

https://www.omnicalculator.com/health/swiss-cheese-coronavirus