Coronavirus (COVID-19) Company Policy
Policy brief & purpose
This company policy includes the measures we are actively taking to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus. You are kindly requested to follow all these policies diligently, to sustain a healthy and safe workplace in this unique environment. It is important that we all respond responsibly and transparently to all legislation. This Coronavirus (COVID-19) company policy is susceptible to changes with the introduction of additional governmental guidelines. If so, we will update you as soon as possible by email.
Our aim is to engage in productive, clear communication to all of our staff. To help us do this we outline the required actions that all Halo Managers and team members are to undertake to protect themselves and their co-workers from a potential Coronavirus infection. Claire Fleming, has been nominated for all staff to contact for advice, support or questions on any area regarding COVID -19.
Sick leave arrangements:
● If you have cold symptoms, such as a cough/sneezing/fever, or feel poorly, request sick leave.
● If you have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, you can return to work only after you’ve fully recovered, with a doctor’s note confirming your recovery.
● If you’ve been in close contact with someone infected by COVID-19, with high chances of being infected yourself, request sick leave. You will also be asked not to come into physical contact with any colleagues during this time.
● If you need to provide care to a family member infected by COVID-19, or if you’re a parent and you have to stay at home with your children, request leave from your manager and make arrangements and set expectations for your return.
Travelling & meeting measures:
● All work trips and events will be cancelled / postponed until further notice. In-person meetings should be done virtually where possible, especially with non-company parties (e.g. interviews and clients / partners).
General hygiene rules for all staff:
● Wash your hands after using the toilet, before eating, and if you cough/sneeze into your hands (follow the 20-second hand-washing rule). You can also use the sanitizers you’ll find around the workplace.
● Cough/sneeze into your sleeve, preferably into your elbow. If you use a tissue, discard it properly and clean/sanitize your hands immediately.
● Open the windows / doors regularly to ensure open ventilation.
● Avoid touching your face, particularly eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands to prevent from getting infected.
● Ensure Halo’s HR department have your most current contact details in order to remain in contact at all times to ensure a clear communications can be sent to you on training and guidance.
● Remember, if you find yourself coughing/sneezing on a regular basis; avoid close physical contact with your co-workers. DO NOT attend work but take extra precautionary measures such as requesting sick leave through your manager.
Signed: Bradley Hanson
Date: April 2020.