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Covid-19: Helpful Guide: What to Consider When You and Your Employees Travel During Covid-19

CovidTravelWith the current surge in global numbers of people affected by the coronavirus, extreme measures have been recommended by most health organisations and governing bodies worldwide to help prevent further spread of the virus. We are aware that while many organisations have transitioned to a remote working and social distancing model, some businesses and office environments may still require some of their employees to travel in and out from their working country as part of the continuity of their business.

 

Recommendations Before Travelling Outside of Your Organisations' Country

  • Make sure your organisation and it's employees have the latest information on areas where Covid-19 is spreading.
  • Based on the latest information, your organisation should assess the benefits and risks related to upcoming travel plans.
  • Avoid sending employees who may be a higher risk of serious illness (i.e older employees and those with medical conditions such as diabetes, heart, and lung disease) to areas where Covid-19 is spreading.
  • Make sure all persons travelling to locations reporting Covid-19 are briefed by a qualified professional (e.g staff, health services, health care provider or local public health partner)
  • Consider issuing employees who are about to travel with small bottles (under 100cl) of alcohol-based hand rub. This can facilitate regular hand-washing.

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Recommendations While Travelling in Any Foreign Country During Covid-19 

  • Encourage employees to wash their hands regularly and stay at least one metre away from people who are coughing or sneezing. 
  • Ensure employees know what to do and who to contact if they feel ill while travelling.
  • Ensure that your employees comply with instructions from local authorities where they are travelling. If, for example, they are told by local authorities not to go somewhere they should comply with this. Your employees should comply with this. Your employees should comply with any local restrictions on travel, movement or large gatherings.

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Recommendations For When You or Your Employees Return From Travelling

  • Employees who have returned from an area where Covid-19 is spreading should monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days and take their temperature twice a day.
  • If they develop even a mild cough or low-grade fever (i.e. a temperature of 37.3 C (or more) they should stay at home and self-isolate. This means avoiding close contact (one metre or nearer) with other people, including family members. They should also telephone their healthcare provider or local public health department giving them details or their recent travel and symptoms. 

For further information on how your organisation can maintain productivity throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, please read more information from any of the following websites:

  •  World Health Organisation
  • HSE.IE
  • Please visit the government site of your respective country/region for accurate information about how Covid-19 is affecting your region.

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Kim Carroll
Kim Carroll
Marketing at Time Data Security, a leading provider of innovative security and visitor management software.

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