The Centre’s move for a stepped phase: unlocking market activity after the rigorous lockdown that lasted for more than 2 months, setting the stage for people to resume their jobs and undertake travel as per guidelines. As the lockdown rules are eased, many of us will be venturing back to the offices. However, it does not mean life will get back to normal immediately.
Offices and other workplaces are relatively close setting, with shared spaces like (corridors, elevators & stairs, parking places, cafeteria, meeting rooms, and conference halls, etc.) and thus COVID-19 infection can spread relatively fast among officials, staffs, and visitors. Thus there is a need to prevent the importation of the infection in workplace settings and to respond in a timely and effective manner in case the suspect case of COVID-19 is detected in these settings, so as to limit the spread of infection.
There must be a bundle of questions buzzing in your mind. Should you step out? What precautions must you take? Is it safe?
The World Health Organization (WHO), United States Centres for Disease Control (CDC), and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India has answered some of these frequently asked questions to ensure prevention against COVID-19 at the workplace and during traveling. Here is a primer gathered from these guidelines to help you stay prepared to get back into your routine.
Make sure your workplaces are clean and hygienic
The basic preventive measures include simple public health measures that are to be followed to reduce the risk of infection with COVID-19. These measures need to be observed by all (employees and visitors) at all times. These include:
The above-stated measures will help us to bring the normal back and erode Corona Infection from the roots. Abiding the directives from WHO and Central/State Governments should be humanitarian duty to protect us and our surroundings from any further misery.
Source: The World Health Organization (WHO), United States Centres for Disease Control (CDC), and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
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