Before leaving home
- Workers with any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, dry cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, head cold e.g. runny nose or sneezing, loss of sense of smell) should stay at home, contact a medical centre for assistance
- The worker should also inform her/his supervisor about this situation.
Transport to and from work
- Workers should try to avoid public transport, especially at peak times.
- Workers who need to travel by public transport should follow the instructions given by transport companies.
- Always maintain good hand and respiratory hygiene before, during and after travel.
- Where office provides transport (e.g. a van or a bus): maintain a minimum recommended distance of 1 meter between each person (e.g. keep at least one seat between yourself and the next person).
ACTIONS TO CONSIDER: BEFORE ENTERING THE WORKPLACE
- Symptom-screening (e.g. temperature checking): Abide by the security team checks where you’ll be subjected to body temperature control before accessing the workplace.
- Avoiding congestion at the entrance / exit: Promote physical distancing and use dispersion measures at entrances and exits. Let us abide by the work schedule made by the different departments to facilitate social distancing.
- Promoting good hygiene habits: Always wash your hands or use sanitizer at the entry points upon arrival at the workplace. We encourage you to avoid handshakes and other greetings that involve contact.
ACTIONS TO CONSIDER: INSIDE THE WORKPLACE
Canteen and rest areas
- Avoid crowding in the cafeteria, and there should be a maximum of 8 people at any point in time to respect the physical distancing measures. Observe staggered lunch and rest breaks to avoid congestion.
- Reduce/eliminate the availability of serving from common food sources and use of common equipment (e.g. microwaves). Consider changing food service to a pre-packed/take away.
- Do not share utensils (cups, glasses, plates, cutlery) or food.
Organisation of work, work stations and / or production lines
- Maintain sufficient distance between workstations by spacing them further apart. If this is not possible, rearrange workstations in a way to maintain a sufficient distance.
- Since we have an open-space set-up, ensure that you work side by side or back to back and not face to face.
- Endeavour to clean your keyboards and laptops regularly
- Limit internal circulation as much as possible, and this requires us to avoid using the AC.
- Respect physical distancing rules when moving across the workspace to the full extent possible
- You are reminded to avoid using the lift/elevators and always take the stairs.
Meetings and travels
- Suspend any meeting that requires the presence of a greater number of people than the maximum determined by national requirements or recommendations.
- Use alternatives to face-to-face meetings, such as digital tools and digital means of communication.
- If a face-to-face meeting is necessary, keep it as short as possible, reduce the number of attendees to the minimum possible, provide a room of an adequate size to ensure physical distancing (or hold the meeting outside), and keep the room clean and well ventilated.
- Consider keeping the list and contact details of the meeting participants for at least 14 days to facilitate contact tracking if need be.
- For each meeting room, consider indicating the maximum number of people that can safely stay in a meeting room at the same time.