The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) has issued guidelines for those wishing to return to work. The guidelines do not have an effective date. In summation, the guidelines provide:
- Prior to returning to work, employers are required to evaluate the health risks using the MHRSD ‘Mawid’ application;
- Employee in high risk categories to remain working from home;
- Visitors to wear masks, visitors limited to 1 per 10m² and visitor seating to be spaced out;
- Staff members to wear masks when entering the workplace and use them in communal areas of the workplace;
- Social and transport protocols to be followed when travelling to work;
- Handshaking is prohibited;
- Social distancing and barriers to be used between staff members;
- Separate entry and exit points where possible and floor markings indicating safe distance in queues at entry and exit points;
- Temperature screening guidelines to be followed;
- Flexible working hours to be applied;
- A cleaning schedule must be set up at least once a day;
- Employees to maintain social distancing;
- Paper cups or personal cups to be used;
- Using different stair to go up and down where possible.
- Floor markings indicating safe social distancing to be used in certain areas;
- Food halls, rest areas and nurseries to be closed;
- Personal mats, face masks and safe distancing to be used for prayer;
- Isolation room to be allocated in the building;
- Awareness training to be provided.
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