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Administrative and Office Business

Before Entering the Workplace

  • Prevent employees at high risk of infection (as per the definition attached in Appendix No. 1) from coming to work and oblige them to work remotely from home.
  • Entering must be limited to immunized people (immune, immune by the first dose, and recovered immune) according to the status update in Twakkalna application for those who have exceeded the age allowed to receive the vaccine. Exceptions are made to groups that are not obligated to take the vaccine (according to the age group or health status) as issued by the Ministry of Health or the Public Health Authority.
  • If there are visitors inside the premises, it is necessary to adhere to wearing fabric masks or whatever covers the nose and mouth for all visitors. Allow a certain number of visitors to enter at the same time according to the area allocated for them (one visitor per 9 square meters), as well as ensure making a safe seating distance between visitors.
  • Every worker will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as shown in Twakkalna application (immune by first dose- immune – immune by recovery), or the worker status must be (non-infection) with a PCR test result showing non-infection of coronavirus is required to be submitted every seven days starting from 01/07/2021, Exceptions are made to groups that are not obligated to take the vaccine (according to the age group or health status) as issued by the Ministry of Health or the Public Health Authority.
  • Entering must be limited to immunized people (immune, immune by the first dose, and recovered immune) according to the status update in Twakkalna application (starting from 01/08/2021). Exceptions are made to groups that are not obligated to take the vaccine (according to the age group or health status) as issued by the Ministry of Health or the Public Health Authority.

Transportation for Work

  • All employees must commit to social distancing while waiting for transportation to the site.
  • Distribute employees in vehicles, and prevent sharing vehicles (i.e., allocate vehicles).
  • Follow social and transport sector protocols.

At Workplace

  • Shaking hands is prohibited.
  • Reorganize office space to ensure physical distancing between employees and use barriers.
  • Take the temperature of the staff, and prevent anyone whose temperature exceeds [38 Celsius degree] from entering.
  • Apply a “flexible working hours” policy to all employees (For example: starting time of work between 07:30 and 09:30).
  • Use floor stickers to indicate the physical distance between people in queues at entrances and exits.
  • All employees must wear fabric masks when entering the workplace, and they must be sure to use them throughout their time in public places at the headquarters.
  • Prevent moving between different work areas in the office without disinfection.
  • Clean and disinfect all vital areas, common surfaces, and tools thoroughly and frequently on a clear schedule and in plain sight (at least once a day).
  • Reduce the capacity of workspaces, and reorganize them accordingly (the distance between employees should be one and a half meters).
  • Rely on virtual meetings as much as possible. If there is a need for physical meetings, the spacing between people must be restricted (one and a half meters).
  • Use paper or personal cups for drinks.
  • If the building has more than one stair, allocate one stair for going down and the other for going up.

Public Areas

  • Enforce physical distancing using floor stickers and barriers.
  • Open group eating and resting halls, and apply social and restaurant protocols.
  • Ration the work of daycare units in government facilities, with an emphasis on physical distancing and reducing the number of daycare attendants.
  • Pray on a personal mat and wear a fabric mask during congregational prayers. Ensure physical distancing between the worshipers.
  • Allocate an isolation room in the building.
  • Disinfect public areas after each use.

Reporting

  • With the continuous screening and isolation procedures that occur according to the approved protocols, (Tawakkalna) application is used to ensure the employee’s health status concerning COVID-19 disease. If the employee’s status is positive or in contact with a positive case, all this will appear at the application, will not be allowed to enter the workplace.
  • The employee can return to work after he completely recovers and checking that by updating his status in Tawakkalna application.
  • Inform concerned authorities in case an employee’s temperature is higher than [38 Celsius degrees] and refer the employee to a health care facility (according to the instructions of the concerned authorities).
  • If there is a positive infection of COVID-19, contact 937. Isolation details for the people who came in contact with the case should be left to the Ministry of Health and its protocols.

Awareness and Implementation of Regulations

  • Educate employees on conducting self-assessment of health risks through the application of “Mawaed” provided by the Ministry of Health for those who show any symptoms or suspicion.
  • Encourage employees to use stairs, and reduce the use of elevators by using awareness stickers.
  • Place panels at entrances and public places explaining preventive protocols for employees, including standing areas and points
Appendix (1): Groups at higher risk of infection