Consensus statement emphasises importance of COVID-19-secure workplaces

Public Health England (PHE), Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) have issued a consensus statement on the best approach to reduce occupational risk for workers including those of ethnic minority groups. The statement recommends implementing and reinforcing existing HSE, government and specific industry guidance, workplace procedures and systems which help mitigate the risk of exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19) for all workers. The statement adds that actions targeted at the entire workforce, rather than solely at ethnic minority groups may help reduce the risk of stigmatisation and opportunity inequalities at work. Some staff may be at greater risk of infection or more severe illness…

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Press release: New film shows importance of ventilation to reduce spread of COVID-19

Research shows that being in a room with fresh air can reduce the risk of infection from particles by over 70% The film is part of the Hands. Face. Space campaign which urges public to adopt simple health behaviours to help reduce the risk of the virus spreadingA new public information campaign has launched today by the government to highlight how letting fresh air into indoor spaces can reduce the risk of infection from coronavirus by over 70%.The campaign, which forms part of wider Hands. Face. Space guidance, sees the release of a new short film created with scientists and an engineer at Leeds University.The film illustrates how…

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