Expectant Mothers Risk Assessment
We have undertaken a Corporate Risk Assessment to support Managers in considering the risks associated with the work you do during COVID-19. If you are pregnant, our guidance will provide an overview of what should be in place to protect you.
It is recommended that as an expectant mother you should always:
- Observe good hand hygiene, with frequent use of soap and water or alcohol-containing gel.
- Maintain a distance of 2 metres to minimise the risks of the spread of COVID 19.
- Use appropriate personal protective equipment identified for the expectant mother’s role and correct use of PPE.
- Observe isolation requirements for known or suspected COVID-19 cases.
- Work from home wherever possible
- Keep hydrated throughout the day.
- Take frequent breaks throughout the day.
- Attend all of your pregnancy scans and antenatal appointments unless you are advised not to.
- Discuss any concerns with Manager who should document the conversation
- It is advised that expectant mothers work from home where possible, particularly after 28 weeks
- If this cannot be done, you should discuss any associated risks from COVID-19 with your GP, Health visitor, maternity nurse etc before considering returning to the workplace / continuing to work and discuss any concerns with your line manager
- If you have suspected symptoms of COVID-19 you should stay at home, get tested and contact your midwife or maternity team who will advise on the next steps
- You are advised not to work in direct face to face / frontline contact roles beyond 28 weeks gestation and your manager should discuss options for alternative duties with suitable adjustments being put in place in liaison with HR.
Page updated: 02/03/2021 14:40:51