COVID-19 People at Risk

Over 70’s and those clinically vulnerable to COVID-19

Hirers should be encouraged to have regard as to whether people attending their activity are clinically vulnerable to COVID-19 and how they will address the need to keep them safe. At Step 3 it is expected that those over 70, who are more vulnerable and have been required to self-isolate for 12
weeks, but not in the shielding category, will wish to attend their usual community activities, so particular attention should be paid to the need to maintain social distancing with them. This is reflected in the Special Hiring Conditions SC7.

Government guidance asks venues to take steps to avoid people needing to unduly raise their voices to each other, so as to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus from aerosol and droplet transmission. This may be difficult when maintaining social distancing for those with hearing loss.

(reference Information Sheet section 2.5.h and 2.5.l)