With the recent easing of a raft of COVID-19 measures, Singaporeans are undoubtedly feeling a little relieved at returning to a semblance of normalcy. However, with the emergence of the new BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants in Singapore, businesses cannot afford to be complacent.
Any potential infection in the workplace can have a significant impact on productivity. And with more employees allowed back into the office, the risk of contracting the virus increases. If you wish to minimise the spread of COVID-19 among your workers, read on to learn how your business can adapt and safeguard your employees in the current pandemic era.
Option #1: Clean and disinfect the workplace regularly
The best way to combat the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace is to ensure the working environment is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. With plenty of high-touch surfaces in an office, it is easy for employees to unwittingly transmit the virus to a colleague.
Installing hand sanitisers in highly accessible and visible areas is a great way to encourage your employees to disinfect their hands frequently. Do ensure the antiseptic is easily reachable and in plain sight. You can consider placing the hand sanitisers in high-traffic areas like:
- Exits to washrooms
- Meeting rooms
- Work desks
- Reception areas
Option #2: Employee shuttles
Every Singaporean recognises how crowded our public transport system can get during the peak travel hours. With numerous commuters standing within the limited confines of public transport, it is challenging for them to maintain proper social distancing. This creates the ideal environment for viral infections.
To remedy this issue, employers can opt to engage the services of a private bus company in Singapore to safeguard their employees' well-being. As the shuttle bus is transporting a limited number of passengers, the risk of your workers contracting the virus is reduced. Furthermore, by providing your workers with company bus transport services, travelling to and from work daily is made convenient.
Option #3: Hybrid work environment
Despite employees being permitted to return to their workplace, many businesses in Singapore are opting to implement a hybrid work model. If the nature of your employees’ work does not require them to be in the office constantly, you can consider allowing a portion of them to work from home while the remaining employees return to the workplace.
The schedule can be rotated every week or month so that everyone gets to enjoy the perks of working from home. If a meeting is scheduled, employees can join the discussion remotely via platforms like Zoom or Google Meet. By cutting down on the number of people in the office, you reduce the likelihood of the virus spreading among your employees.
Option #4: Switching to virtual events
Are corporate events and multi-day conventions a regular fixture of your employees’ work schedules? Rather than having an in-person convention that may draw a large crowd, why not switch to a virtual event to allow your workers the option to attend the convention from the comforts of their homes?
If the event requires the physical presence of your employees, you can consider hiring a corporate bus service to transport your employees to and from the event venue. Travelling via a shuttle bus with exposure to a limited number of people is safer and more comfortable than taking public transport during peak travel hours.
Given the infectious nature of the COVID-19 virus, the safety and well-being of your employees should be one of your primary concerns as an employer. We hope what we have shared has allowed you to develop effective measures to safeguard your workers amidst the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic.
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