Bristol Community Arts

covid Policy

Bristol Community Arts Covid Policy.
Last updated: Saturday 27th May, 2023.

COVID-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways and is caused by a virus known as a coronavirus. The symptoms can be mild, moderate, severe, or fatal. Now that the government has moved to “Living with the virus” please use this for dealing with COVID-19 in the workplace. 

Hand Washing 
  • Hand washing facilities with soap and water in place 
  • Stringent hand washing taking place  
  • Drying of hands with disposable paper towels  
  • Gel sanitisers in any area where washing facilities not readily available 

Frequently cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces that are touched regularly particularly in areas of high use such as door handles, light switches and reception areas using appropriate cleaning products and methods.  

Social Distancing
  • Reducing the number of persons in any work area to comply with the 2-metre (6.5 foot) gap recommended by the Public Health Agency.  
  • Taking steps to review work schedules including start & finish times/shift patterns, working from home etc. to reduce number of workers on site at any one time.  
  • Also relocating workers/volunteers to other tasks.  
  • Redesigning processes to ensure social distancing in place.  
  • Conference calls to be used instead of face to face meetings.  
  • Ensuring sufficient rest breaks for staff/volunteers.  
Wearing of Gloves  
  • Where Risk Assessment identifies wearing of gloves as a requirement of the job, an adequate supply of these will be provided. Staff/volunteers will be instructed on how to remove gloves carefully to reduce contamination and how to dispose of them safely.  
  • In all other settings individuals are asked to observe social distancing measures and practice good hand hygiene behaviours.  
Symptoms of Covid-19  
  • If anyone becomes unwell with a new continuous cough or a high temperature in the workplace they will be sent home and advised to follow the stay at home guidance.  
  • Line managers will maintain regular contact with staff members and volunteers during this time.  
  • If advised that a member of staff or public has developed Covid-19 and were recently on your premises (including where a member of staff has visited other work place premises), the management team of the workplace will contact the Public Health Authority to discuss the case, identify people who have been in contact with them and will take advice on any actions or precautions that should be taken. 
Mental Health  

Management will promote mental health & wellbeing awareness to staff and volunteers during the Coronavirus outbreak and will offer whatever support they can to help. 

If you have any questions regarding our Covid Policy, you can get in touch with us via email: [email protected]