Covid-19: Safety Measures – Individuals

Individual COVID-19 Transitional Safety Measures – from 5 April 2022


As individuals – you are responsible to practice Covid-19 Safety Measures. The 3 steps below were the initial requirements to be maintained at all times.

Legislated requirements are updated with new announcements gazetted – please see links to details of latest Covid-19 requirements on ELPA Homepage.

Your employer must provide the means by which you can carry out the Covid-19 legislated safety procedures. Click here for Company Covid-19 Safety Measures

1. Social distancing – Keep distance between yourself and others when possible

Stay far enough away from other people so that neither you nor the other person can receive or transmit the virus. This is now only required outdoors during the transitional period where you do not know who is not vaccinated.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends spacing of between 1.5 meters and 2 meters

2. Keep your hands clean – Wash with soap and water or safe sanitiser.

The virus settles on surfaces and there will always be times when you will touch surfaces. This applies to germs in general as well. So be aware of cleanliness.

At ALL TIMES be aware of what surfaces you touch. During the transitional period this is still a good habit.

Try not to touch any part of your face if your hands are not clean.

3. Wear face masks

During the Transitional measures period, the face mask is only required indoors in public areas.

The mask will first and foremost reduce the distance the virus can be projected from your mouth or nose and thereby you improve the safety of those around you.

The mask will also reduce the probability of any virus particles directly landing on or about your nose and mouth.

The mask therefore helps you protect others and helps reduce the chance that you will be infected by others. So even wear it when you are in a working team as much as possible.

If everyone has been vaccinated, the urgency for this measure is reduced.

The mask may be difficult to get used to and may make breathing difficult. Use it wisely and remember that it does help protect you. Try different masks until you can find a design or type that does not create any discomfort to you. You can make your own but please make sure that at all times there is some protection preventing the virus from reaching touching your mouth and nose.

By law you must wear a face mask in any indoor public areas.


The government have not done this on their own,

we have helped by being vigilant and have not panicked,

we have been responsible and not arrogant.