UPDATE 1.12.20 –
We are delighted that today the country is coming out of Level 5 Lockdown. With restrictions loosening, we are looking forward to seeing more of our members back in the building. The GTC Team, like all of our members, are keeping close tabs on the government guidelines that have been put in place in the lead up to the holiday season.
These guidelines will have an impact on the day-to-day business of many companies throughout the country and we should be aware of the Living with Covid-19: The Return to work Safely Protocol: Covid-19 specific national Protocol for Employers and Workers which was first issued on the 8th May 2020, which has now been updated as of the 20th November 2020.
The revised document is called the “Work Safely Protocol” designed to support employers and workers to put infection prevention and control (IPC) and other measures in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace. In addition, it covers the measures needed to both ensure the safe operation of workplaces and the reopening of, workplaces following temporary closure due to local and regional restrictions.
As advice issued by Government and NPHET continues to evolve, the work Safely Protocol and the measures employers and workers need to address will also evolve. The details included in the Work Safely Protocol are therefore non-exhaustive and are subject to change. (Compliplus Health & Safety , 24 November 2020)