Covid-19: Safety Measures – Individuals

Individual COVID-19 Safety Measures

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITIES

As individuals – you are responsible to practice Covid-19 Safety Measures. The 3 steps below must be maintained at all times.

Your employer must provide the means by which you can carry out the Covid-19 safety procedures. Click here for Company Covid-19 Safety Measures

1. Social distancing – Keep distance between yourself and others

Stay far enough away from other people so that neither you nor the other person can receive or transmit the virus.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends spacing of between 1.5 meters and 2 meters

Social distancing must be maintained outside of the working teams assigned to any task – all members in a working team must be screened and confirmed to be safe before work can commence.

2. Keep your hands clean – Wash with soap and water or safe sanitiser.

The virus settles on surfaces and there will always be times when you will touch surfaces. 

At ALL TIMES be aware of what surfaces you touch.

Do not touch any part of your face if you have not washed your hands.

3. Wear face masks

The mask will first and foremost reduce the distance the virus can be projected from your mouth or nose and thereby you improve the safety of those around you.

The mask will also reduce the probability of any virus particles directly landing on or about your nose and mouth.

The mask therefore helps you protect others and helps reduce the chance that you will be infected by others. So even wear it when you are in a working team as much as possible.

The mask may be difficult to get used to and may make breathing difficult. Use it wisely and remember that it does help protect you. Try different masks until you can find a design or type that does not create any discomfort to you. You can make your own but please make sure that at all times there is some protection preventing the virus from reaching touching your mouth and nose.

By law you must wear a face mask in any public areas.

The government cannot do this on their own,

we need to help by being vigilant and not panic,

be responsible and not arrogant.