How COVID-19 spreads
COVID-19 is a virus that spreads through coughing and exhaling. It can also spread by touching contaminated surfaces or objects – then touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. This virus primarily causes mild symptoms and recovery in most people; however, it carries the risk of more serious illness for some, including those over 40 years old who are at an increased risk compared to those under 40 years old with weakened immune systems and heart disease patients.
Companies are being asked to restart their engines as lockdown rules are gradually and methodically relaxed. But in order to “reopen” they must be prepared for more than a simple start-up. The reopening will signal not just an opportunity, but also a responsibility.
Now that you’ve had a chance to enjoy your office, it’s time to get back on the grind.
Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19
- Make sure your workplace is clean and hygienic. Regularly wipe surfaces that are touched by employees or customers with disinfectant to prevent COVID-19 from spreading!
- Promote hand-washing and make sure that there are masks available for those who develop a runny nose or cough at work. Make sure to always dispose of them in closed bins, as well as having inaccessible paper tissues.
- Employees and contractors are advised to consult national travel advice before going on business trips.
- It’s important for workplaces to have a temperature monitoring system in order to make sure the health and safety of your employees is being protected.
- Encourage employees to practice good coughing and sneezing etiquette in the workplace as it helps prevent the spread of viruses.
- Avoid handshakes and hugs while greeting or interacting with colleagues. Greet them without physical contact.
- Many offices now have cubicle walls that are too low, so adding partitions or supplementing them with dividers will create higher barriers to the spread of infectious droplets like sneezes and coughs.
- Ensure that sittings are not close to each other by having enough office space. Are you looking for bigger workspace? Visit Chennai One which is build with 3.78 sq. ft buildup area with 100% power backup for 24*7 business operations.
Important elements to consider
Post-Covid, it’s time to refresh your office. The most important thing is to get back into a routine of work. But you’ll need to consider the following:
* How will you and your employees start the morning?
* What are some productivity tools that will help your office run smoothly?
* Will you need to hire new staff or do you have enough people in the office now?
* Are there any renovations that need to be done? If so, what should they be?
* Will you be able to make time for a walk around the block every morning?
How to make the office more hygienic
- A single-use daily desk pad made from recycled paper is also present so that additional protection against virus
- Disposable thermometers and personal protective equipment (PPE) are available for use in an emergency, as well as a supply of pens and notepads.
- It is important to have hand sanitizing stations strategically placed at high-traffic areas.
- Take advantage of hand-free alternatives, such as voice command and app access, combined with high-tech IoT solutions like technology using foot pedals.
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