The federal government has issued detailed guidelines for the public and industries to protect themselves and others from the novel coronavirus once the lockdown is lifted.
Guidelines for Citizens
The government has asked citizens to only leave houses and travel in private or public transport when it is extremely urgent and take extreme precautionary measures.
People should wear masks, wash hands, and use a hand sanitizer before sitting in a vehicle. They should cover their mouth and nose with a tissue paper while coughing or sneezing and discard it properly.
In case a tissue paper is not available, one should use their hand or arm to cover their face.
People have been further advised not to touch their eyes, mouth, and nose without washing hands or using a hand sanitizer. They have been strictly asked not to shake hands, hug each other, or stand in close proximity while interacting with each other. There should be at least one and a half meter distance between two people.
Guidelines for Transporters
There are clear guidelines for transporters before getting permission to operate. They have been directed to regularly disinfect their vehicles before picking up and dropping passengers.
Moreover, the use of air conditioners in vehicles is strictly prohibited and transporters have been asked to keep windows open for ventilation of fresh air. Also, the passengers’ seating should be arranged in a way that there is a distance of six feet between each other.
Furthermore, transporters will have to ensure thermal scanning, use of masks and gloves, and availability of tissue papers, and hand sanitizers in their vehicles. People with cough, flu, or other illness have been asked not to leave home.
Construction companies and related industries have been asked to keep biometric attendance at bay, ensure availability of thermal guns, face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizers at the entry and points.
Company owners have been asked to disinfect the working area daily after the closure of work and to ensure minimum physical contact between workers/consumers.
The industry has been strongly advised to substitute or use additional shifts to avoid crowdedness at the workplace. Also, no shift should extend for more than eight hours.
Disinfecting employees’ clothes, provision of high-quality masks and gloves, and ensuring the transportation of employees will also be the company’s responsibility. Sick people should not be called to work unless they fully recover from illness.
Moreover, each company should establish a temporary resident or an isolation facility so that people with symptoms could be quarantined until their results are received.