Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19
In uncertain times such as these coronavirus pandemics, a natural reaction for many of us is fear and anxiety. Suddenly, we are all dealing with the unusual circumstances of COVID-19. As everyone is affected by this pandemic, so your employees may also feel afraid and insecure. As the owner of a company, you’re likely planning many things to take care of your employees during the coronavirus pandemic. What you do to support your employee’s well-being during this coronavirus crisis will set the stage for your business’s operations in the future.
Now everything is unlocked again, offices, malls and business are starting again. As an owner of a company you should be assured to give them the proper things to support your team and create a secure environment.
Here we’ve been telling you a few things you can take on- or off-site to support your team and give them a secure environment.
Prioritize their well-being
Whether your important team members are still coming into work , you are planning to reopen soon or you are managing a remote staff continuing to work from home, it’s important to help them protect their physical and mental health.
The first thing you need to do is prevent the spread of the virus; follow the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control. This information is continuously updated. For example regulate daily health checks, follow social distancing and wearing of masks, use automatic sanitisation dispenser machines for hands, sanitise your place timely and upgrade your building’s ventilation system. Moreover, you should provide flexible sick leave and contingency plans if employees become ill.
Secondly, suggest ways for your team to be physically active; this can boost the immune system, decrease stress, and increase energy.
Finally, increase up your morale-building efforts. For example, creating company wide challenges, hosting virtual team-building activities and showing your gratitude to employees can all result in people feeling calmer and more happier.
Promote good respiratory hygiene at the workplace
Follow these points.
- Set posters that promote respiratory hygiene. Also, encourage a healthy environment at your workplace.
- Ensure that face masks or paper tissues are available at your workplace for employees.
Tell them,why is this precaution necessary? Because healthy respiratory hygiene prevents the spread of COVID-19.
Major considerations to prevent or reduce COVID-19 risks
Before the meeting or event any event
- Check the advice from the authorities in the community where you plan to hold or attend the meeting or event.
- Flourish and agree a preparedness plan to prevent infection at your meeting or event.
- Avoid face to face meetings. You can also replace it with a teleconference or online event?
Remember: This is the time to prepare for COVID-19. Basic precautions and planning can make a big difference. Required action now will help in protecting your employees and your business.