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Hand Car Washes

Hand car washes are now opening back up but restrictions are in place.

To protect employees

  1. To protect your staff, you should remind colleagues daily to only come into work if they are well and no one in their household is self-isolating.
  2. Only essential staff should be on site
  3. A 2 metre social distance shall be maintained. When and where this is not possible and certainly only for short duration, staff can work side by side, or facing away from each other, rather than face to face. You may wish to consider the use of screens, barriers and face masks and/or other forms of personal protective equipment.
  4. You should not allow staff to congregate at break times; you should consider arrangements such as staggered break times so that staff can continue to practice social distancing when taking breaks. Use designated safe outdoor areas for breaks. Social distancing applies to all parts of a business, not just the place where people spend most of their time, but also entrances and exits, break rooms, canteens and similar settings. These are often the most challenging areas to maintain social distancing.
  5. Reduce the number of people each person has contact with by using ‘fixed teams or partnering’ (so each person works with only a few others).
  6. Separate sites into working zones to keep different groups of workers physically separated as much as practical.
  7. Provide signage at entrances to the worksite to remind the public and workers to maintain social distancing.

To protect customers

  1. Drivers and passengers shall remain inside the vehicle at all times to ensure there is no physical contact between staff and customers.
  2. Ensure there is no internal valeting/cleaning of vehicles
  3. Use contactless payments and avoid money transactions.
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