FAQ: I Am Working From Office – What Precautions Should I Take?

Here’s all you need to know about working from office during the coronavirus pandemic.

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FAQ: I Am Working From Office – What Precautions Should I Take?

In its new guidelines on Monday, 18 May, the Ministry of Home Affairs allowed offices to run with 100 percent capacity, even though the government encouraged ‘work from home.’ So, if you are stepping into your office after a gap of almost two months, what are the precautions you must take?

Here’s all you need to know.

My employer has asked me to work from office. What precautions should I be taking while getting to work?

  • Always wear a mask while stepping out of your house
  • If you are taking a shared cab hired by your employers, make sure you wipe the door handles
  • Wear a mask and carry a zip-lock to put it in, when you are not using it

Apart from washing my hands, what other precautions should I take while entering my workplace?

Reaching your desk and starting work is now going to take you longer than expected. Avoid common touchpoints like elevator buttons, door handles, and the biometric system. Ensure that you sanitize your desk, monitor, keyboard and everything that you use regularly in office.

What are the other precautions that I should remember?

What steps should I follow when I return from work?

Head straight to the bathroom and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Also, wash your mask immediately with warm water and hang it to dry. Remember to sanitize your bag, briefcase, keys, wallets – typically, anything you use regularly on a day-to-day basis.

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