What is Social Distancing? Wikipedia defines Social Distancing as: a set of nonpharmaceutical infection control actions intended to stop or slow down the spread of a contagious disease. You can help protect yourself and others around you by changing your daily routines in order to minimize close contact with others. Self-isolating in your home is the best control for avoiding exposure to a contagious disease. The following the guidelines listed below are to assit you help managing social distance within the venue you are working to help to minimize risks of the spread of COVID-19 by Practicing social distancing:
• You need to encourage patrons to stay at least 1.5 metres away from one another
Why is physical distancing important?
Physical distancing is necessary because the most likely way of catching the virus is by breathing in micro-droplets from another person sneezing, coughing, or exhaling. By ensuring there is 4 square metres of space per person and maintaining a physical distance of at least 1.5 metres from others where possible, will reduce the likelihood of exposure to micro-droplets of others.
Current health advice is that everyone, including people at workplaces, must implement physical distancing measures wherever possible.
How do I make sure there is 1.5 metres between people?
Most of our clients will make adjustments to the layout of there venues to enable patrons to keep at least 1.5 metres apart. For example, this could be achieved by, spreading out furniture etc to increase distancing, or considering floor and/or wall markings and signage to identify 1.5 metres distancing requirements.
You should also work closely with venue management on these tasks and processes and identify ways to modify these to increase physical distancing between patrons where it is practical and safe to do so. Security will follow the instructions of the venue management on how the social distancing will be managed in the venue.
Below is some current health regulation’s guidelines in relation to COVID 19 and also guidelines in relation to our clients venues reopening.
• Avoid personal contact such as touching or shaking hands
• Avoid large groups, keep gatherings at a minimal or as per the Health departments regulations’ at the time to help reduce your risk of infection.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Using soap and water is the single most effective way of reducing the spread of infection. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
• Do not touch your face, eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
• Cover your mouth and nose with the crease of your elbow or a tissue when you sneeze or cough. Dispose of tissue immediately and wash or sanitize your hands.
• Do not share food, drinks, utensils, etc.
Protect Yourself On Site by:
• Know the practices/procedures our clients’ have put in place at there venues to ensure the safety of staff and patrons.
• Discuss strategies with your supervisor the venue management to ensure social distancing and proper hygiene at and the venue is managed appropriately
• Under the current health regulation’s and guidelines all patrons must remain seated whilst in the venue
• Patrons must practise social distancing while line up at any bar or entry to the venue.
• Under current health regulations/ guidelines venues must record the patrons names and contact number before entry.
• Current RSA legislation, policy and procedures still need to be enforced
• Encourage social distancing techniques with patrons.
• Ensure you liaise with venue mangagment regualry to ensure surface are sanitized and cleaned regularly.
• If you suspect you have contracted a virus, stay home and self-isolate until health has improved, DO NOT GO TO WORK!