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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

COVID-19 Protective Measures: Automotive Aftermarket Sector Industry Guidance and Best Practice

Date: Friday 25 September 2020

The third edition of this guidance has just been issued with updates on the wearing of face coverings in customer-facing settings.

During this unprecedented time, companies of all sizes are being challenged with how to safely operate while minimising the risk of Covid-19 transmission amongst employees or their wider community.

This industry guidance and best practice document has been developed with the Garage Equipment Association (GEA), Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), the Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA) and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd (SMMT) for use by the automotive aftermarket sector. It has been compiled from a wide range of best practice and guidance documents but is by no means an exhaustive list. It is intended to complement official guidance and the work of other trade associations. It should be used in accordance with the latest Government advice which may change over time.

This guidance may be used as part of a full risk assessment, which should be carried out for each site. Such a risk assessment would normally be required to be carried out in cooperation with staff or workforce representatives and in advance of (re)starting operations.

It is important to ensure all guidance is available to staff and customers in advance of any opening and any visit, in addition to onsite direction, support and signage. Engaging with staff will help overcome any anxiety but also help deliver improvements to the guidance.

To download a copy of this updated guidance, please click on the link below.