Guidelines for Workplace of COVID-19 case
When someone who has COVID-19 coughs or exhales they release droplets of infected fluid. Most of these droplets fall on nearby surfaces and objects – such as desks, tables or telephones. People could catch COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces or objects – and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. If they are standing within one meter of a person with COVID-19 they can catch it by breathing in droplets coughed out or exhaled by them. In other words, COVID-19 spreads in a similar way to flu.
Simple ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our workplace
- EESPL Makes sure our workplaces are clean and hygienic Surfaces (e.g. desks and tables) and objects (e.g. telephones, keyboards) need to be wiped with disinfectant regularly
- We Promote regular and thorough hand-washing by employees, employers and customers.
- We have put sanitizing hand rub dispensers in prominent places around the workplace.
- Make sure these dispensers are regularly refilled.
- Promote good respiratory hygiene in the workplace.
- Ensure that face masks (surgical mask) and / or paper tissues are available at our workplaces, for those who develop a runny nose or cough at work, along with closed bins for hygienically disposing of them.
- Refrain from unnecessary travel both local and international.
- In case of unavoidable travel to locations reporting COVID-19: Make sure our organization and our staff have the latest information on area reporting COVID-19 available at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novelcoronavirus–2019/situation-reports/.
- Regularly check travel advisories of MoHFW and accordingly share it with employees.
- Make sure all people travelling are briefed by a qualified professional (e.g. staff health services, health care provider or local public health partner) and know what to do and who to contact if they feel ill while traveling.
- Avoid sending employees at higher risk of serious illness (e.g. older employees and those with medical conditions such as diabetes, heart and lung disease)
- Encourage employees to wash their hands regularly and stay at least one meter away from people who are coughing or sneezing.
- Ensure that our employees comply with instructions from local authorities where they are traveling.
- Employees who have returned should monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days and take their temperature twice a day.
- If they develop even a mild cough or low grade fever (i.e. a temperature of 37.3 C or more) they should stay at home and self-isolate and report to the nearest designated health facility (information can be taken from 01123978046) and inform workplace. This means avoiding close contact (one meter or nearer) with other people, including family members.