The AIHW is interested to understand what restrictions agencies have placed on the use of their meeting rooms due to COVID-19. Safe Work Australia talk about physical distancing and provide examples to reduce the use of rooms (enclosed spaces) to one person per 4sqm, however this is listed as an example only. ACT Health have advised there is no legislation or public health direction relating to office spaces within the ACT.
The AIHW has maintained one person per 4sqm in our meeting and training rooms spaces, however have received feedback from staff to reassess this based upon the current COVID status and restrictions within the ACT. We are very interested in hearing from agencies who have increased the use of their meeting/training rooms, what they considered in making this change and how their staff have responded.
People and Facilities Unit
Business and Communications Group
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare