Guidelines on preventive measures to contain spread of COVID-19 in workplace settings
Blog: NASSCOM Official Blog
The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has issued Guidelines on preventive measures to contain spread of COVID-19 in workplace settings (link here). The guidelines, apart from detailing the preventive measures, provides clarity to companies on measures to taken when an employee shows symptoms or tests positive for Covid-19.
As per the guidelines, when one or two employees are found positive, the disinfection procedure will be limited to place/areas visited by the employee in the last 48 hours. There is no requirement to close the entire office building or halt work in other areas of the office.
If there is a larger outbreak, the entire building is to be closed for 48 hours, after disinfection.
In case one or more employees show symptoms, they are to be isolated within the workplace and the State/Central authorities be informed. Further steps on managing the ill employee, his/her contacts and disinfection are to be undertaken based on risk assessment of a public health authority.