Adherence to COVID-19 guidelines Authorities to monitor private, state institutions



Action would be taken against those who defy quarantine rules and regulations  

  • In a special Gazette notification, published on October 15, 2020,  guidelines have been given to all institutions, factories and offices
  • Other disease preventive measures as may be determined from time to time should be complied with, by the relevant authorities

By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya   

The Police and health authorities will monitor whether private and state institutions, factories and offices are functioning according to the health guidelines and bio-security protocols issued to prevent COVID-19 spread, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.  

He said in a special Gazette notification, published on October 15, 2020, guidelines have been given to all institutions, factories and offices as to how the supervisors or the managers should act and take appropriate steps in view of curbing the COVID-19 pandemic spread within their respective premises etc.  


Accordingly, the employer or the person in charge of any institution or work place should not exceed the maximum number of employees and others who shall be permitted within the premises at a time stipulated by the relevant authority.  


It should be ensured that every person who enters such institution or work place wears a face mask at all times and ensure social distancing of not less than one metre between two persons.  


Body temperature of every person should be measured before allowing him/her into the institution or the work place and adequate hand washing facilities should be provided at the entrance, ensuring that every person who enters such institution or work place washes his/her hands thoroughly before entering.  


A record should be maintained to include the name, identity card number and contact details of every person entering the respective premises and other disease preventive measures as may be determined from time to time should be complied with, by the relevant authorities.  


The spokesman said action would be taken against those who do not follow such instructions under the quarantine rules and regulations.  


“All the supervisors, managers or the administration officers of all private and State institutions should adhere to the rules and regulations published in the Gazette notification,” DIG Rohana reiterated. 

 



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