Gower Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans AM, has welcomed the announcement that the Welsh Government is to put the 2 metre distancing rule into law in the workplace.
Mrs Evans added: “I have been contacted by constituents who have been concerned that their employers have not been taking their safety as seriously as they should during the coronavirus outbreak, and as a result they have felt vulnerable in the workplace. The Welsh Government has listened to these concerns.”
The new legislation, which comes into place on Tuesday of this week, will require employers across Wales to take all reasonable actions to comply with the 2-metre rule. There will, of course, be jobs where this distancing may not be possible - for example in the medical and caring sectors. The needs of these professions will be addressed and appropriate guidelines given to ensure the safety of the workforce.
Rebecca Evans said: ”The Welsh Government is the only Government in the UK to be place into law a distancing of 2 meters in the workplace. Keeping workers safe is crucial.”