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Coronavirus cancels Christmas decorations?

There have been rumours circulating that it's not safe to festoon your workplace with Christmas decorations this year because of the associated coronavirus risks.

There's no Christmas-specific guidance that prevents you from decorating your workplace. But to keep it "COVID-secure" you do need to be mindful of the risks. For example would the location of any decorations or a tree limit social distancing measures?  Will they create more touchpoints? Will it becoming more difficult to clean surfaces? So it seems that if you exercise a common sense approach there should be no reason not to apply some Christmas cheer.

But don’t forget fire safety precautions. For example, putting an 8ft Christmas tree in the way of a fire exit is not the way to go and do make sure the lights have been properly checked.

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