The virus that causes Covid-19 spreads by droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. It can also spread if you touch a contaminated surface and then touch your face and mucous membranes. The risk of person to person transmission increases the closer you are, the more time you spend with them, and the more people you come near. The risk of surface transmission increases when many people contact the same surface and when those contacts happen over a short period of time.
A. Dr. Fred Meinzer is the new Health and Safety person for the clinic.
B. Risk areas are:
- Reception counter
- Hallways where we walk by each other.
- Staff room and storage area where we would gather.
- Individual treatment rooms.
C. Close spaces in office include reception, hallways, staff and storage areas and treatment rooms.
D. Shared items: reception area, stool, pens, tape, post it notes, stapler, phone, mouse, keyboard, POS terminal, printer, sink, cups, glasses, cutlery ,condiments, coffee, tea, soap dispenser, dishwasher, hand towels, scrubbers, organics bucket, fridge and dishwasher.
E. Commonly touched surfaces: reception desk, keyboard, mouse, front door handle, kitchen door handle, sink taps, dishwasher panel, fridge door, kitchen cabinet doors and organics bin.
To reduce the risk of the Covid-19 virus spreading through droplets in the air, protocols have been implemented for protection against our identified risks. We will try to use the highest level of protection where and when possible.
(ALL WORKERS MUST SELF – ASSESS FOR COVID-19 DAILY BEFORE COMING TO WORK AND KEEP A DAILY LOG OF THEIR SELF-ASSESSMENT)