Hydration - know your rights and responsibilities in the workplace

01 August 2020

Difficulties in getting access to fluids whilst working on maternity units continues to be a topic of discussion. We have heard from members describing having to work a whole shift without being able to drink or take a break. Some trusts and boards are allowing staff to carry fluids onto and around with them on units, and some are not.  We hear that some policies in relation to drinking while on duty and providing care have become more restrictive due to COVID-19.