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.
- If there are visitors inside the premise, 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 10 square meters), as well as ensure making a safe seating distance between visitors.
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.
- Shaking hands is prohibited.
- Reorganize office space to ensure physical distancing between employees and use barriers wherever possible.
- Use separate gates for staff entry and exit if possible.
- 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) if possible.
- 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.
- Dedicate specific stairs for going down and others for going up, if possible.
- 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.
- 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 use of elevators, wherever possible.
- Place panels at entrances and public places explaining preventive protocols for employees, including standing areas and points.