Have all relevant COVID-19 updates been posted on employee bulletin boards or in other forms through internal communications?
Start by identifying relevant sources for public health guidelines on the epidemic and keep up to date on officially recommended and prescribed measures in the respective jurisdictions.
These sources include the Robert Koch Institute, the World Health Organization, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and country-specific public health guidelines.
Have all employees been informed about the temporary home office guidelines?
Employers should consider changes to reduce overcrowding, such as facilitating distance working, shift work and perhaps physical changes. Such measures can help to protect workers from contagion and organisations from liability.
Does the company have reliable systems for real-time communication with employees?
Have supervisors been adequately trained on the effects of COVID-19?
Have employees received accurate information on how to prevent the spread of infection?
Are employees aware of the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms to watch out for are
2. a high temperature
3. shortness of breath
Cleanliness and Hygiene
Have the cleaning measures been reviewed to ensure that high-risk contact areas and points of contact are regularly disinfected?
It should be ensured that public areas such as counters, doorknobs and elevator buttons are disinfected regularly!
Have all employees at the workplace been made aware of the hand washing protocols?
As hand washing is one of the most effective defensive measures, employers must ensure that employees have access to the washing facilities at all times and that they are well equipped with soap and (ideally) paper towels.
These five steps should be followed each time:
1. Moisten hands with clean, running water (hot or cold), turn off the tap and apply soap.
2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Foam the back of the hands, between the fingers and under the nails.
3. Wash hands for at least 20 seconds. Do you need a timer? Sum the "Happy Birthday" song twice from beginning to end.
4. Rinse hands well under clean running water.
5. Dry your hands with a clean towel or let them air dry.
Do all employees have access to hand disinfectants?
Does the hand disinfectant have an alcohol content of at least 60 percent?
Has a review of the guidelines for international and domestic business travel been considered?
Have scheduled conferences or meetings been postponed or cancelled?
Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.