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Here’s your guide to reopening your workplace safely 🏪

Here’s your guide to reopening your workplace safely 🏪

With the recent announcement of the Government of Dubai and Dubai Economy to ease the lockdown and re-open businesses gradually, it is crucial that all of us follow the re-opening guidelines.

In order for everyone to operate and have their businesses prosper again and until everything goes back to normal we need to ensure that as a community we are doing it right and helping each other.

As continuous disinfection is a major requirement from the Government of Dubai to re-open and be able to operate during these times, at Justmop.com we will make sure those requirements are met for the safety of your business, staff, and customers. We have added the guidelines for each sector below as required by the government. You can also download the full official document here.

🏢 Offices:

  • 24 hr. office sanitization
    • Clean all the common areas of the building/office premises including toilets. Get them cleaned after each use & get all entrance areas sterilized.
    • People permitted in elevators no more than 50% capacity
    • Pantries can be opened for usage by individuals strictly for food and drink consumption maintaining a 2m social distancing and must use disposable utensils (total number of employees at one time inside the pantry must be clearly posted at the entrance)

*YOU CAN GET THIS SERVICE ON JUSTMOP.COM. BOOK NOW OR CALL US ON 8005667

  • Entrance health checks
    • Ensure that anyone entering the building/office including staff and visitors all undergo temperature screenings & checks.
  • Provision of masks & hand sanitizers
    • All employees/visitors are mandated to wear masks at all times in the building/office. Non-compliance will lead to denial of entry to building/office.
    • Hand sanitizers to be installed in the building & office.
  • Physical Distancing of 2 meters
    • Ensure the 2-meter distancing measure is maintained in all common areas, elevators, service desks, and customer service areas.
  • Companies Occupancy Ceiling
    • Maintain occupancy ceiling to 50% of common areas and within office premises.
  • Offices working Hours
    • Building and office hours not to exceed 8 hours daily.
    • Minimize meetings and ensure no more than 5 people are gathered in a meeting room, with 2-meter social distancing maintained.
  • Suspend valet parking services
    • Ensure valet parking service is not provided to employees/visitors during this period.
  • Communication
    • All restrictions stated above must be communicated to all employees and visitors.
    • Isolation room to be provided for suspected cases.

 

🏭 Manufacturing:

  • 24 hr. Factory Sanitization
    • Factories need to maintain sanitization every 2-3 hours in all common areas, lunch rooms. All common table surfaces must be wiped after each use.
    • For accommodation camp, sanitization must be performed by a 3rd party regularly to ensure work safety and reduce the risk of the spread of pathogens.
    • The government will support small to medium factories/companies that need help to afford constant sanitization measures.

*YOU CAN GET THIS SERVICE ON JUSTMOP.COM. BOOK NOW OR CALL US ON 8005667

  • Entrance health checks
    • Temperature checks to be done regularly (twice a day) at the entrance.
  • Provision of Hand Sanitizers & Masks
    • Factories must practice using gloves & masks with hand sanitizer.
  • COVID 19 health & prevention staff education
    • Develop in house company videos in all native languages:
      • Educate on all steps to take from entry to exit in the factory.
      • Provide measures to take even on a personal level.
      • Keep away from children until hand hygiene is implemented and take extra personal hygiene precautions.
  • Quarantine measures for supplies and storage of goods
    • Sterilize boxes after removing stretch wrapping brought into the factory.
    • Isolate and sanitize finished goods.
    • Do not have crowded delivery outpost at one time.
  • Physical Distancing
    • Increase transport busses for workers to and from the factory to ensure 1 worker per row to enable social distancing (2-meter).
  • Working in Shifts
    • Factories to work at 24-hour full production capacity, divided into day & night shift.
      • Managerial staff work one shift, while head office/admin work at 30% capacity.
      • Increase focus on the production of essential products like milk powder –any event of infection could reduce worker capacity & impact production.
  • Scenario plan on discovering a positive case
    • Factories have to prepare a second accommodation to isolate the positive cases; HR must help manage the whole process for all individuals.
    • Traveling employees must be quarantined for 14 days before resuming work.
    • Companies to ask for advice on the availability of a Government-funded facility to rent in order to house potentially affected staff temporarily during the 14-day quarantine.

🏫 Social Welfare services:

  • 24 hr. office sanitization
    • Clean all the common areas of the building/office premises including toilets. Get them cleaned after each use & get all entrance areas sterilized.
    • People permitted in elevators no more than 50% capacity
    • Pantries can be opened for usage by individuals strictly for food and drink consumption maintaining a 2m social distancing and must use disposable utensils (total number of employees at one time inside the pantry must be clearly posted at the entrance)

*YOU CAN GET THIS SERVICE ON JUSTMOP.COM. BOOK NOW OR CALL US ON 8005667

  • Entrance health checks
    • Ensure that anyone entering the facility including staff and visitors all undergo temperature screening & checks.
  • Provision of masks & hand sanitizers
    • All employees/visitors are mandated to wear masks at all times in the facility from entry. Non-compliance will lead to denial of entry to the facility.
    • Hand sanitizers to be installed in the facility.
    • Purchase of masks and sanitization to be managed by building management/companies.
  • Physical Distancing of 2 meters
    • Ensure the 2-meter distancing measure is maintained in all common areas, elevators, service desks, customer service, etc.
  • Companies Occupancy Ceiling
    • Maintain occupancy ceiling to 50% of common areas and within office premises (including daycare centers).
    • Ensure no high-risk individuals are present at work.
  • Offices working Hours
    • Building and office hours not to exceed 8 hours daily.
    • Minimize meetings and ensure no more than 5 people are gathered in a meeting room, with 2-meter social distancing is maintained.
  • Suspend valet parking services
    • Ensure valet parking is not provided to employees/visitors during this period.
  • Communication
    • All restrictions must be communicated to employees and visitors clearly.
    • Isolation room to be provided for suspect cases.

🏬 Wholesale & retail trade: 

  • 24 hr. mall sanitization
    • Clean all the common areas of the building/office premises including toilets. Get them cleaned after each use & get all entrance areas sterilized.

*YOU CAN GET THIS SERVICE ON JUSTMOP.COM. BOOK NOW OR CALL US ON 8005667

  • Entrance health checks
    • Ensure that anyone entering the mall including staff, visitors, contractors all undergo mandated temperature screening & checks
  • Provision of masks & hand sanitizers
    • All visitors are mandated to wear masks at all times in the mall from the entrance.  Non-compliance will lead to restrictions to enter the mall.
    • Hand sanitizers to be installed.
    • Masks to be purchased by malls.
  • Mandatory isolation rooms
    • Have a small dedicated area on-site to isolate potential positive cases if needed.
  • Standard Operating
    • Have dedicated set procedures for stakeholders to maintain compliance in the event of having to deal with positive cases on-site and crowd management.

Procedures for mall operators

  • COVID 19 health & prevention staff education
    • Educate staff on maintaining personal health safety & premise hygiene at all times.
  • Sanitization for each item after each trial (e.g. clothing)
    • No testing allowed for personal care, and retailers are not allowed to implement “No Return Policy” for sale of personal items.
    • Fashion, accessories & wearable apparel trial pose transmission risk; sanitation measures must be performed after each customer trial (e.g. fitting rooms) to ensure safety while maintaining consumer rights.
    • Each customer can try up to 5 items only in the store
    • Customers to spend a maximum of 10 minutes in the fitting room
  • Promote smart payments as the preferred method
    • Encourage customers to pay through smart payments (credit cards/ debit cards over cash).
  • Availability of cleaning staff
    • Ensure the availability of dedicated cleaners in restrooms to sanitize the toilets per usage.
    • Ensure availability of dedicated cleaners to regularly sanitize all entrances, elevators, and escalators (or any other facilities/surfaces that are prone to a high frequency of contacts).
  • Supply chain and storage quarantine practices
    • Designate a dedicated place to ensure hygiene is implemented across the supply chain and storage i.e. from the point where items/clothes enter the mall or retail store.
  • Electronic doors
    • Ensure dedicating electric doors rather than manual doors at entrances to reduce contacts and contamination.
  • Gold & jewelry sanitization measures
    • Shoppers must wear masks while trying Jewelry. Items tried by customers to be sanitized properly or quarantined in case sanitization is not possible due to fear of damaging the jewelry.
  • Cleaning Measures for F&B Outlets (In case of Dine- in)
    • Ensure using disposable, individually wrapped plastic utensils/dishes/packages only.
    • Cleaning of surfaces (tables, chairs) with 75% alcohol after each use.
  • Physical distancing of 2 meters
    • Ensure the 2-meters distancing measure is maintained in all common areas, at service desks & customer service area.
    • No more than 30% of elevators’ capacity should be filled.
  • Mall & store occupancy ceiling
    • Maintain occupancy ceiling to 30% of common areas and gross leasable areas.
    • F&B (incase of dine-in) outlets to reduce seating arrangements to 30% and maintain placing seating and tables 6+ ft apart for all customers.
    • Stores (& F&B dine-in) to hang red tag at the front door indicating a maximum number of allowed customers to be calculated based on 4 feet per customer.
    • 75% of mall parking to be closed.
  • Entertainment and attractions to be kept closed
    • Closure of all entertainment & tourist attractions (e.g. Dubai Fountain) to restrict crowding.
    • No entertainment activities of any kind to be performed.
  • Mall Etiquette
    • Clear communication that visitors are allowed to visit the mall for a maximum of 3 hours.
    • Maintain discipline and adult supervision of children at all times.
  • Mall opening dates & timings
    • Ensure the mall adheres to government guidelines.
  • Communication policy
    • Ensure signages & notices are placed at regular intervals with high visibility and clear instructions.
  • Mall entry points
    • Malls must open all entry points to avoid crowding at entrances since visitors must do health checks, which could lead to long queues.
    • Limiting visitors’ entrance to selected doors is not allowed.
  • Prohibit sales & promotional activities
    • Neither mall management nor retailers are allowed to hold sales & promotions during stage 1 of reopening malls to avoid crowd management within a store.
  • Suspend valet parking services
    • Ensure valet parking is not provided to visitors during this period.
  • Food court and F&B outlets distancing compliance
    • Ensure F&B can host 30% of the capacity with a 2-meter distance between tables, including the food courts to enable physical distancing.
  • Thermal temp scanning
    • Ensure thermal scanners/ cameras are used for health checks to monitor potential infected cases.
  • Unified Communication Campaigns
    • Mass communication to the population to comply with all measures.
    • Elevators are only used by persons with special needs (e.g., disabilities, baby stroller) with 30% capacity maintained
    • Categories not permitted to enter the mall include:
      • Children under 12 years, and children of any age-groups with medical conditions
      • Elderly above 60 years old
      • High risk individuals with medical conditions [applicable to all age groups]

Book a disinfection and sanitization service for your office from Justmop.com website, mobile app or call 📞 8005667.

Download the full official document here.

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