THIS was the scene in the canteen at Hinkley Point C this morning (Tuesday).

The company has obviously taken measures to try to ensure social distancing between workers, placing plastic bags over every other seat to keep people apart from each other during the Coronavirus crisis.

But a source questioned whether it is enough to keep the workers the recommended two metres apart.

They said: "They've done their best, but when anybody moves, they're inevitably immediately within two metres of someone else.

"It's a bit scary. Some people are a bit worried and are talking about it."

Hinkley Point has been keen to point out that it is an evolving situation.

A spokesman said: "Construction at Hinkley Point C continues and the project is taking extra steps to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone on site.

"Hinkley Point C will continue working with contractors and trades unions to review the situation as it develops."

We understand the extra steps include:

•body temperature checks;

•enhanced cleaning of buses, turnstiles, canteens, building handrails, door handles, desks, eating areas, welfare facilities, toilets and other touch points;

•hand sanitisers distributed across site;

•visits have been restricted to business critical ones only;

•travel restrictions are in place, both internal and domestic;

•on-site critical teams such as health, fire and rescue teams, slope monitoring, water management are being assessed to minimise risk to enable continued service;

•campus bars and gyms are closed;

•pysical greetings have been stopped, including handshakes;

•social distancing measures are being put into place – limiting numbers on buses, opening up meeting rooms and conference rooms for the workforce to have their breaks in but limiting the numbers, halving the number of people on shifts;

•extra buses running to reduce number of passengers on each one by half and keeping two metres apart