SMARTWORKS ADVISORY ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID- 19) OUTBREAK
This is an important advisory for all our members, guests and employees, and must be followed for prevention and as a precautionary measure against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread.
At Smartworks, we are continuously monitoring the situation and are carrying out all the preventive measures to maintain an infection-free work environment. However, we won’t be able to maintain a healthy and safe working environment without your help. Self-preventive measures will go a long way in ensuring the health and safety of all around you.
We request each one of you to take good care of yourself and your loved ones, and people around you by taking the following measures:
- Avoid making contact with a surface or object that may have the virus and then touching your nose, eyes, or mouth
- Maintain an appropriate distance from people who are coughing or sneezing (min 1 meter).
- Continue to adhere to high hygiene standards and cover your nose and mouth with a flexed elbow or paper tissue when coughing or sneezing and immediately disposing of the tissue
- Perform hand hygiene frequently, particularly after contact with respiratory secretions. Hand hygiene includes either cleaning hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand rub. Alcohol-based hand rubs are preferred if hands are not visibly soiled; wash hands with soap and water when they are visibly soiled.
- Postpone or avoid travel to impacted areas in your country, especially if you suffer from chronic diseases or underlying health conditions
- Keep a close track of Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, such as coughing, fever, and shortness of breath. Consult a doctor for necessary tests/treatment if you feel you may have caught the infection
- A medical mask is not required if exhibiting no symptoms, as no evidence wearing a mask – of any type – protects non-sick persons. If masks are to be worn, it is critical to follow best practices on how to wear, remove, and dispose of them and on hand hygiene after removal.
- Adhere to advisories issued by local governments and health and safety guidelines as prescribed by them.
Preventive Measures by Smartworks:
- All our workspaces have undergone an anti-bacterial treatment for an infection-free environment.
- We have increased the frequency of workspace sanitization and cleaning using Diversey Virex® II 256, which meets OSHA bloodborne pathogen standards.
- As a precautionary measure, the body temperature of every individual is being checked at the time of entry. Any person with a temperature higher or equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit is requested to go for medical consultation and isn’t being allowed inside the premises keeping in mind the health safety of the others.
- For personal hygiene, sanitizers have been placed at various touchpoints, and masks, if required, are available too with our Community team.
We request all our members to follow the do’s and don’ts during this time, as displayed on our digital signage, pantry, and common areas. It’s time to pay attention to personal hygiene, more than ever.
Let’s all step up for the safety of self and others. How can you help?
- We request all members who are feeling unwell to refrain from visiting the workspaces. Members who have been traveling or been in contact with affected areas are also requested to practice social distancing.
- As a precautionary measure, we request individuals to avoid office spaces in case of any illness, cold or fever, to help keep others safe.
- In case you have traveled internationally to any of the countries mentioned in the advisory by the Government of India, we request you to please exercise necessary safety measures. If you haven’t been keeping well since your return, we request you to seek medical help immediately.
- If post your international travel, you develop even a mild cough or low-grade fever (i.e., a temperature of 37.3 C or more), please stay at home and self-isolate. This means avoiding close contact (one meter or nearer) with other people, including family members. It would be best if you also telephoned your healthcare provider or the local public health department, giving them details of your recent travel and symptoms.
Please refrain yourselves from rumors or do not spread anything that may result in panic. For any information on COVID-19, please refer to the World Health Organization or Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GOI for regular updates.
Please be assured that your well-being is of utmost importance to us; all of us need to work together as a community to create a healthier and safer work environment for all.
Help One, Help All – Let’s fight this Together!