It’s been official for some time now, the start of national deconfinement will start from this Monday, May 11, 2020 .
If it will now be possible to go out at any time of the day without a certificate, what about measures for companies and their employees?
For businesses this means a gradual return to activity but above all the implementation of a protocol which ensures the safety and health of employees called upon to return to their workplace.
Indeed, if teleworking remains desirable and widely recommended for employees whose activity allows it, the national protocol has been designed in such a way as to protect those whose presence is necessary for the activity of the company .
This deconfinement protocol has been defined for:
- Limit and avoid the risks of exposure to the Covid19 virus.
- Assess the risks that cannot be avoided.
- Give priority to collective protection measures by giving them priority over individual protection measures.
Here are the main measures that companies will have to put in place and respect from Monday:
Barrier gestures and physical distancing in business.
The main hygiene and safety barrier gestures to be applied in companies:
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use a hydro-alcoholic solution.
- Cough on his elbow and use disposable tissues.
- Regularly ventilate closed rooms.
- Stay at home in case of symptoms and contact your doctor.
- Avoid physical contact and keep a safety distance of about 1 meter.
April 24, the government has introduced a minimum safety gauge of 4m2 per person ie 1 meter distance in all directions. When this distance cannot be respected, wearing a mask should be considered. Details may vary depending on the size of the establishment and the nature of the activity. Find the details of this fair calculation here .
Management of the flow of people.
Here, establishments open to the public are asked to anticipate busy periods in order to avoid them or at least reduce them.
Customers, suppliers, service providers… It will be necessary to organize oneself in such a way as to limit the crossing of people. Here again, respect for physical distancing is mandatory in both closed and open spaces.
In order to comply with these measures, all managers are asked to inform their employees of the security measures to be observed and to ensure that they apply them.
Customers must also be informed by any means whatsoever: email, website, posting, etc.
In the same logic, the appointment will be prioritized to avoid queues.
For each step of the entry and exit processes, it will be necessary to identify the risks of breaking physical distancing.
Crowded areas can be delimited by markings on the ground to help people find their way around the space. The objective here is to make entrances and exits as fluid as possible in order to avoid unnecessary crowds.
Wearing a mask.
The mask constitutes personal protective equipment and not a collective protection measure. In these terms, wearing a “general public” mask is a complement to barrier gestures but in no case a reason to substitute for the measures mentioned above.
Wearing a mask should not replace physical distancing or undermine compliance with safety rules. On the other hand, it must be compulsory when the company is unable to comply with all the barrier gestures.
Wearing gloves, glasses, gowns and charlottes obey the same rules of use as masks and are to be used according to the nature of the company’s activity.
If taking a temperature is not recommended at the entrance to establishments, it is however recommended individually. This is for anyone experiencing sensations similar to fever or severe fatigue.
Namely that the temperature or the absence of temperature is not always linked to the Covid19 virus. This is one symptom among others that must be monitored even in a period of deconfinement.
Screening campaigns organized by companies for their employees are not authorized. The role of companies in the national screening strategy can be broken down into 3 points:
- Relay messages from health authorities. People showing symptoms must stay at home, notify their employer and consult their doctor without delay in order to obtain a prescription for screening.
- Evaluate the risks of contamination in the workplace. For those which cannot be avoided, put in place the consequent protective measures.
- Collaborate with health authorities if they were to be contacted as part of the contact tracing .
Cleaning and disinfection.
For companies, daily cleaning of floors, rolling stock, transport infrastructure and aircraft is required. For surfaces and other frequently touched objects, more regular cleaning will be required.
For places that have not been visited in the last 5 days before reopening, the usual cleaning protocol is sufficient. It is also recommended to ventilate the premises well and to let the water run for a few seconds in order to evacuate the volume of stagnant water in the pipes.
All these recommendations for deconfinement are to be adapted according to your activity.
All the teams of Boost’RH Group are mobilized throughout the national territory to provide you with their help, advice and support from your Human Resources Departments.
If necessary, do not hesitate to Contact us or call us on our emergency number 06 07 81 51 32.
Good luck for this deconfinement.