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If I am working alone on a site, could a colleague or client/customer attend the site if we take the relevant hygiene measures?

No. One of the requirements that needs to be fulfilled in order to be able to operate as a lone worker is being the only person present on the premises. This means that you cannot meet with anyone else whether it be a customer/client or colleague.

For those who work in outdoor trades – particularly in property and building maintenance, gardening and horticulture - work can be undertaken as long as there is no contact with other individuals, whether colleagues, customers or clients. For example, for a gardener, this would mean that members of the household need to stay inside the premises while the gardener works outside. More info here: and here: