One-hour gaps between shifts, staggered lunch breaks and a ban on non-essential visitors: here’s what you should do as a business owner to protect your employees during Lockdown 2.0.
A scene in New Delhi during the lockdown imposed to fight the coronavirus, on April 8, 2020. (Photo: Reuters)
- Govt releases social distancing SOP for workplaces
- Lists national directives for tackling virus challenge
- Details protective measures to be taken at workplaces
If you run a business, you need to put in place tighter measures at the office to keep yourself and your employees safe as India’s coronavirus lockdown continues.
For example, incorporate one-hour gaps between shifts, stagger lunch breaks and make arrangements for thermal scanning and hand hygiene at entry and exit points.
Oh, and ask your employees to wear face covers.
It’s all part of a list of directives, enforceable under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, that the government has released after extending the lockdown till May 3.
In fact, there’s now a standard operating procedure for enforcing social distancing in workplaces.
New norms include limits on people allowed in lifts, a ban on non-essential visitors and mandatory disinfection of vehicles and machines entering your property.
Take a look.
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issues National Directives for #COVID19 management. Wearing of face cover is compulsory in all public places, workplaces. Spitting in public places shall be punishable with fine. pic.twitter.com/14Y7zq9vqp
— ANI (@ANI) April 15, 2020
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