Legal action to be taken against administration officers or the persons in charge of 473 private and state institution premises in the Western Province for not maintaining those places in accordance with health guidelines and bio-security protocols issued to prevent COVID-19 spread, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
He said Police and health authorities have inspected a total number of 2,823 private and state institutions or factories in the Western Province on Tuesday and Wednesday to monitor whether those premises are functioning as per the health guidelines.
DIG Rohana said, relevant guidelines have been set out through a special Gazette notification, published on October 15, 2020 as to how all institutions, factories and offices, the supervisors or the managers should act and take appropriate steps in view of curbing COVID-19 pandemic spread within their respective premises.
“It was observed that 2,350 state or private premises were operating adhering the health guidelines issued in the Gazette notification . However, 473 premises were seen violating the guidelines, such as not checking body temperature when a person enters the premises and do not have hand washing facilities at the entrance,” he said.
The spokesman said supervisors, managers or the administration officers of all private and State institutions should adhere to the rules and regulations published in the Gazette notification and said the operation to
monitor those premises will continue.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)