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COVID 19 : ADAPTING THE WORKPLACE

COVID-19: Adapting the Workplace

The NHS Wales Library Service has worked hard to ensure we are delivering a safe environment and service to our service users. 

To do this, we have used the following documentation:

Measures taken in NHS Wales Libraries:

Physical measures

 

Screens

  • Protective screen installed around the enquiry / issue desk

  • Protective Screen installed between the open access PCs

 

Cleaning of PCs, shared equipment, telephones – wipes available

 

Distancing

  • PCs taken out of use to ensure distancing

 

Ventilation – keep windows open

 

Posters / Signage around the library around the library

  • 2m Distancing

  • Hand washing reminder

  • Books consulted to be placed on trolley for quarantining

  • Labels on shelves asking users to wash or sanitise their hands before and after touching the book or journal stock.

 

Staff

Working from home on rota to reduce contact

Using laptop and VPN

Work spaces spread out to meet distancing requirements

Working in blocks of days behind issue desk to minimise cross contamination

Staggered lunches and breaks

Teams / zoom meetings instead of face to face where possible

 

Equipment

  • Hand sanitiser – pump and wall mounted

  • Anti viral wipes

  • Disposable  gloves

  • Altered ways of working to avoid touching areas that others will have used,

  • Quarantining

 

Returned books set aside for 72 hours

Users asked to leave books they have used whilst in the library on a designated trolley so  can quarantine  before re-shelving

Headphones set aside for 72 hours

Card machines to take payments instead of cash

 

Documentation

 

Organisations risk assessment completed

 

Personal risk assessment completed

 

Communication

 

Have regular group catch ups and discuss measures

Advice from Infection Control

Consulting users on measures

Contact Us!

If you have any queries, concerns or comments, please contact your local NHS Wales Library.

NHS Wales Library Service HQ

Staff Library

Singleton Hospital

Sketty Lane

Swansea

SA2 8QA

Tel : 01792 205666 Ext 35281

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