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Safeguarding the Workplace from COVID-19: Suggested Preventative Measures

While South Africa’s Department of Health has advised the public on certain precautionary measures that may be taken, it has not issued specific directives for employers managing the health and safety of their employees, customers, business partners and suppliers who may often be required to work in close proximity.

Here are 10 preventative measures employers may consider:

  1. Excluding people from the workplace
  2. Disclosure of recent travel history
  3. Temperature checks
  4. No handshake policy
  5. Hand sanitizers and tissues
  6. Protective equipment (such as masks or gloves)
  7. Cancel or postpone travel to Covid-9 hotspot areas
  8. Require remote working
  9. Take sick leave
  10. If necessary, close operations

The complete article is available on the Bowmans website.

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