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Domestic Labor Protocols

Entering is limited to fully vaccinated individuals according to the health status in Tawakkalna application (Immune), except for the groups who are not obligated to take the vaccine as appears in Tawakkalna application.

 

Hygiene and Health

  • Domestic workers can only go to the house of fully vaccinated individual, according to the health status in Tawakkalna application (Immune), except for the groups who are not obligated to take the vaccine as appears in Tawakkalna application.
  • Workers must be fully vaccinated according to the health status in Tawakkalna application (Immune), except for the groups who are not obligated to take the vaccine as appears in Tawakkalna application.
  • Workers must wear fabric masks or whatever covers the nose and mouth before starting their work.
  • Workers must commit to washing hands frequently, especially before the start of work and after the end of work for a period of no less than 40 seconds, or disinfect hands with hand sanitizer for a period of no less than 20 seconds in the absence of soap and water.
  • Workers must pay attention to personal hygiene.
  • Workers’ clothes must be washed immediately after the end of the work period, and work clothes should not be used for sleeping or other tasks.
  • The operating company must provide workers with a mask and hand sanitizer before starting work.
  • Transport buses for workers must be disinfected on a daily basis before and after their transportation to their workplace.
  • The operating companies must apply health requirements regarding workers’ accommodations, please refer to “The manual of health requirements for workers’ accommodation” issued by the Public Health Authority- Weqaya.
  • A daily schedule of the number and location of the visits made by all workers and the name of the driver must be kept, to be referred to in case of an epidemiological investigation.
  • Ensure that workers are working in specific house per a day.
  • Each worker should be assigned to work into specific area or specific house to reduce the chance of transmitting infection.
  • Workers should change gloves after use and wash or disinfect of their hands before moving to another house.
  • When workers visit houses, people at high risk of COVID-19 infection should be kept away from the house, such as, the elderly, people with chronic respiratory diseases and immunodeficiency.

 

Monitoring Symptoms

  • Workers must disclose any symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
  • Customers must fill out a disclosure form for COVID-19 Symptoms and Home Safety.

 

Reporting

  • Allocate a room in the workers accommodation that meets the requirements of home isolation for suspected cases of COVID-19, until they are transferred to hospital.
  • If a confirmed infection is registered among workers:
  • It is necessary to identify those who were in contact with the confirmed case from the housing or workers of the company, such as, drivers, as well as the houses that the confirmed case visited to identify individual who were in contact with the case and cooperate with the Ministry of Health in this matter.
  • When a customer books a worker, ask the customer about the number of family members, register their information, and ask about the symptoms of COVID-19 or whether there is a confirmed case at their house or under isolation and verify the immunization status in Tawakkalna.
  • Family members must be asked again on the same day of the visit to prevent the transmission of infection and facilitate the investigation process later and to verify the immunization status in Tawakkalna.

 

Communicate

  • Workers must be educated about COVID-19 through official sources by making them aware of the following:
    • What is the disease and its methods of transmission.
    • Preventive methods by raising awareness about the way of washing and disinfecting of hands, how to use the mask and other means of protection, as well as educating them about the etiquette of sneezing.
    • Workers must be educated about the symptoms of the disease and the need to disclose them.
  • Awareness posters must be posted in the workers’ house and on their buses.

 

Implementation

  • Assign supervisors to ensure the implementation of the worker’s protocol, and to ensure that all requirements for housing and transportation are met, and assign supervisors to educate and train workers on disease prevention.
Appendix (1): Groups at higher risk of infection