Health ministry issues revised health guidelines for workplaces
Staff Reporter :
All ministries and associated divisions, directorates, institutes as well as public, private, and autonomous bodies have to disinfect all rooms, premises and passages before opening an office.
The instruction was given in a health ministry letter issued on Saturday with revised health guidelines for workplaces to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.
According to the guidelines, a thermal scanner or thermometer has to be set up at the entrance.
All transports have to be disinfected with disinfectant, staff have to seat maintaining physical distance (at least three feet), and everyone has to wear a mask which must be of three-layer fabric mask.
A surgical mask can be used only once, whereas fabric mask can be used again after washing with soap.
Everyone has to wash hands with hand sanitiser before starting the journey and on the way as well.
Everyone has to maintain physical distance, at least three feet, while taking meals.
All have to use soap after return from a toilet.
All have to maintain physical distance while working in an office.
Officers and other staff have to be reminded of the health guidelines. There will be a vigilant team to monitor if all are faithful to the guidelines. Apart from these, the guidelines have to be hung in various places so that everyone can see.
Lastly, an office must have arrangements to immediately isolate or quarantine a staff if he or she feels sick.