What are the things you need before reopening your establishment?
- Make Sure to Abide by Reopening Guidelines
- Hygienic Protocols
- Temperature Measurement
- Access Control
After many months of the shutdown and working from home, businesses and establishments in the country are gradually resuming on-site operations. If you are planning to reopen or start building your establishment in the midst of this pandemic, you surely know that things will definitely not be the same as they were before. While it’s definitely exciting to get back up on your feet again, the “new normal” demands us to make drastic changes and be equipped with things you need before opening your establishment for the utmost safety and hygiene of your business, employees, and customers.
To execute the most seamless, effective, and safest way to open your business in the midst of the pandemic, we’ve rounded up the essentials that you need. This list comes with new restrictions, protocols standards that have been established by the government, and some items you should consider investing in. Continue reading for more!
Make Sure to Abide by Reopening Guidelines
Before you even begin to open your establishment during this pandemic, ensure that you are abiding by the law and protocols of the government. You wouldn’t want to run into further trouble down the line.
This will all depend on your field and your industry. Always check the DTI guidelines for business reopening if your business is allowed to resume restrictions. Additionally, ensure that you are located in an area that allows businesses to fully or partially operate under certain quarantine protocols (ECQ, MECQ, GCQ, or MGCQ)
Some industries may even require health declarations, and even have their employees tested for COVID-19 before opening. So make sure you are informed about these before reopening your establishment.
Since we’re in the middle of a pandemic and medical health emergency, make sure that you are strictly and religiously following hygienic protocols for the safety and health of everyone around you. There are issued guidelines given by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on health and safety protocols. These are to be strictly implemented to prevent COVID-19 transmission in the workplace.
You will need to strictly abide by requirements such as proper COVID-19 protective gear (wearing of face masks of all times, PPEs if needed), disinfection and sanitation measures like providing handwashing stations with a generous supply of soaps, sanitizers, and disinfectants, as well as regularly cleaning the areas of the workplace. You will also need to ensure that social distancing is practiced by altering some work arrangements and one-meter space markers.
Non-Contact Temperature Measurement
A no-contact temperature measurement system is a must for businesses during the pandemic. This will assess and identify individuals who may have infections to limit the spread to the COVID-19. While there is completely no problem with using simple no contact thermometers, if you want a more secure, effective, and seamless way to execute no-contact temperature measurement, it is best to invest in temperature management solutions like thermal imaging systems also known as thermal imaging cameras or infrared systems.
Aside from no-contact temperature management, contact tracing must also be implemented. This will identify individuals who have come across and are in contact with an infected patient. It is vital to assist in flattening the curve and the lives of everyone. To do this effectively, incorporate effective security technology such as access control contact tracing. Its current advanced technologies offer a safer and more effective method. Here, you are provided with more valuable and specific contact tracing information aside from just the basics such as mobile credentials, zones accessed, level of contact, and the amount of time exposed.
It sure is relieving and exciting to finally be able to open or establish your business during these uncertain times. However, it does come with a few considerations. Now that we’re in the new normal and still navigating our way through the pandemic, there are things you need before opening your establishment for the safety and health of your business, employees, and your customers.
Make sure that you consider these items and implement these protocols to avoid and prevent the spread of COVID-19 or any other diseases! However, it’s important to note that not all businesses are the same and some industries may need to add in a few more essentials for further safety. Ensure that you gather all the information upon opening. Best of luck as you begin preparations to reopen!
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