Media reply to Resource Media: Social distancing

Press Release
Date: 26 March 2020

These are unprecedented times and our members strive to ensure public and workforce protection is in the forefront of delivering waste management services to their communities. Those who are working should be mindful that if they develop symptoms of Coronavirus (however mild), they must stay at home and self-isolate.

Our members are advised to follow central government guidelines and industry best-practice whilst delivering frontline services. There are a number of practices which could help including PPE equipment, cleaning/hygiene products and practices, minimise staff rotation and movements, staggering start/finish times etc.  We all need to play our part at work and home in stopping the spread of the virus. Whilst we deliver essential services things undoubtedly will change very quickly and we all need to ensure we are ready to adapt quickly.