Many of us will resume work at some point in time, as the covid-19 situation eases, while some are even working throughout this Covid-19 period, in the frontlines.
Therefore, even though many of the following measures may seem familiar to you, it is still important to reiterate the necessary measures required to fight this virus together.
We have been very well informed that face mask is necessary protection against Covid- 19 as it is known that this disease can be transmitted via water droplets from coughing or sneezing.
According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), it is also made compulsory to wear face mask during your work; whether you are interacting with people in your workplace or not. This includes the time when you are walking or taking public transport to work as well (Cheng, I., 2020).
2. Scrub Clean
Hand sanitizers could help to a certain extent, but washing your hands with soaps are confirmed to be the most effective way to kill Covid-19 virus.
If you touch a contaminated area, for example, the lift buttons or door knobs that are commonly touched by people, it is wise to clean your hands again. Try not to touch your nose, mouth eyes as they are readily transmitted through these areas as well.
Therefore, it is always good to wash your hands frequently to prevent and reduce any risk of catching Covid-19.
3. Temperature Check
This measure is helps to sieve out people who are feverish and disallow them from entering premises that are crowded with humans, as fever is one of the Covid-19 symptoms.
However, once you are feel sick, please visit the doctor, stay home after getting your medication and do not force yourself to work for the sake of your own and your colleagues’ health.
4. Social Distancing
Because there are also risk of transmission when people interact and are close to one another, stricter rules should be set to ensure every employee are sitting at least a seat apart from one another.
Company meetings, events and meals together should also limit to only when it is necessary. If such plans are not vital and do not have to meet face-to-face, they should all be done via online platforms (e.g. Zoom, Emails or Text Messages).
Even for work, if it is not vital to be in the office, employees should be allowed to complete their tasks in the safety of their homes.
5. Workplace Hygiene
There will be people that come and go in a company, and it does not limit to just people working in the organizations; clients, and outside visitors may also enter and leave this premises.
Therefore, to ensure every area safe to work in, it is good practice to predict and identify all hygiene measures to take and clean up the premises before everyone start to resume working.
Some examples to take note will be to ensure toilets, common resting areas (pantry, lobby), doors (even door knobs), lifts, and all offices and rooms are cleaned as thoroughly as possible.
6. Personal Belonging
Items such as your phones, keys, bags and laptops are items we may frequently come in contact with. Therefore, all the more we should take caution and clean them as often as possible.
If your electronic devices are not waterproof, you can add a small drop of soap on a piece of tissue and wipe them with it. After cleaning them with soap, do not forget to wipe them clean again with a damp cloth.
After restricting or social contact with our friends, partners and colleagues for the sake of our safety, we have now integrated further into the virtual reality world for social interaction and communication. However, there are reports showing spikes in the number of people showing anxiety and depressive symptoms, even while possessing these readily available network devices.
I am not encouraging frequent meet ups especially during this Covid-19 period, but limited and healthy dose of time allocated to hang out and socialize can be healthy for us.
While also sticking to the safety rules of this Covid-19 period, there is a Perfume Workshop that is still available in this covid-19 period. Their fragrances are very good for soothing moods and you can even personalize your very own one. If you are interested to find out more, I have listed their website down below. Do note that there is a restriction of only 5-pax per session during the workshop.
Perfume Workshop Team Building links for more information:
Couple & Bridal Showers Perfume Workshop:
Stay safe, and stay clean with the above provided tips! Be it workplace or personal hygiene, let’s take precautions and responsibilities to prevent, reduce and stop the spreading of Covid-19 as much as possible!
Cheng, I., 2020. Face Masks In The Time Of COVID-19: Six Questions Answered. [online] CNA. Available at: <https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-face-mask-shield-when-to-use-12779734> [Accessed 24 June 2020].
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