What can employers do in practice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect their employees and visitors?

Person Pressing Hand Sanitiser On Fingertip

During the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have a duty of care to protect their employees and visitors when on-site. If you are an employer, there are several things you can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the people in your workplace.

Here are the measures you can put in place to promote a COVID-secure working environment.


Encourage social distancing


Measures should be in place to ensure all users of communal areas follow the guidelines on social distancing by keeping at least 1 metre apart.


Increased cleaning 


Clean shared areas such as desks, countertops, and tables after each use, and increase the weekly office clean to every day. 


Promote regular and thorough handwashing amongst your employees, contractors, and clients


Place signs next to sinks to encourage employees, contractors, and visitors to wash their hands with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds as often as possible. 


Provide additional hand sanitiser throughout the building 


In addition to promoting regular handwashing, you can also provide an alcohol-based hand sanitiser containing at least 60% alcohol. Leave hand sanitisers in high traffic areas such as at reception desks, in kitchens, and next to entrances.


Carry out frequent deep cleaning 


Germs can hide anywhere, and sometimes it is just not possible to reach every single corner of the workplace. That is why it is essential to carry out regular deep cleans to ensure that every nook and cranny is clean. 

For peace of mind and to ensure the job is carried out to the highest standard, you may want to enlist the help of the professionals. 

Here at the Real Cleaning Co., we have created several sanitising and maintenance plans, specifically designed to decontaminate workplaces against COVID-19. Our services are offered nationwide to all businesses and are also available at short notice if required.  

When you enlist our help, you can be sure that:

  • We use approved disinfectants that are proven to be effective against COVID-19 and other viruses.
  • When carrying out any of our COVID-19 cleaning services, our team is fully equipped with the necessary protective equipment. 


Need our help?


If you would like to know more about our COVID-19 Sanitising and Maintenance plans, click here, or call our team on 0345 218 6126.


Further information 


For further information and guidance about working safely during the COVID-19, please follow the links below: