Updated recommendations from global standards body

 

The guidelines include recommendations to: 

  • Treat any person who becomes unwell in the workplace as potentially having COVID-19. 
  • Ensure suitable PPE is provided for first aiders. 
  • Isolate the person who is unwell and provide them with a face mask.
  • Require the affected person to go home (or to a medical facility).
  • Establish if an affected worker has been in close contact with other workers and support those workers to self-isolate.
  • Ensure the areas the affected person has been in are either isolated or cleaned.
  • Provide clear guidance on when it is safe for a worker who has had COVID-19 to return to work.

The guidelines highlight the need to make sure safety measures are inclusive and accessible to everyone, and to recognise the importance of workers’ psychological health and well-being. 

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