Washrooms & Change Rooms

Outline of the enhanced health and safety controls that must be in place in each of these workplaces and summary of the protocols that will be in place in each environment going forward as a result of COVID-19.

CLEANING

  • Increased cleaning to high-touch areas like doors, door handles, counter tops and sink taps
  • Closed off sinks to facilitate 2m physical distancing between person(s)
  • Disabled hand dryers (pre-cautionary measure as forced air may re-circulate respiratory droplets)
  • Posted how to posters on hand cleaning and hand sanitizing by Public Health
  • Updated paper towel dispensers to minimize contact points
  • DIN approved products are used for effective disinfection

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

  • Closure of amenities (i.e. every other sink) to facilitate 2m physical distancing between person(s)
  • Disabled hand dryers (pre-cautionary measure as forced air may re-circulate respiratory droplets)
  • Posted how to posters on hand cleaning and hand sanitizing by Public Health
  • Updated paper towel dispensers to minimize contact points
  • DIN approved products are used for effective disinfection

STOP THE SPREAD

  • Encourage all persons to hand clean on entry and exit of municipal facilities
  • Posted how to posters on hand cleaning and hand sanitizing by Public Health; to encourage good hand hygiene
  • Installed extra hand sanitizers within facility for ease of access
  • Posted Public Health posters regarding respiratory etiquette; to encourage good respiratory etiquette
  • Updated paper towel dispensers to reduce contact points
  • Place garbage cans at entrances and exits
  • Disabled hand dryers (pre-cautionary measure as forced air may re-circulate respiratory droplets)
  • Encourage all person(s) to stay home if ill.

HEALTH SCREENING

PPE

  • As per York Public Health all person(s) in facilities open to the public are required to wear a face covering (this includes all municipal facilities).
  • Staff and person(s) attending meeting are to maintain 2m physical distancing from each other at all times.
  • In the event that physical distancing cannot be maintained (this should ONLY be completed in extenuating circumstance i.e. emergency situation) Staff are required to where face mask (ASTM level 2 minimum) AND eye protection (i.e. face shield, safety glasses, safety goggles)

COMMUNICATION

  • Provide employees with regular updates and information about the COVID-19 situation
  • Share all relevant Standard Operating Procedures, schedules for cleaning and disinfecting, and other key information
  • Post information about physical distancing, good hand hygiene and health screening
  • Share updates from senior management regularly