How to Return to Work After COVID-19 Lockdown: Guidelines and Precautions

How to Return to Work After COVID-19?

1. Respiratory Hygiene

Wear masks

  • Cleanse your hands thoroughly with soap and water or with a sanitizer before wearing your mask.
  • Make sure that both your nose and mouth are covered with the mask. Also, try not to have any gaps between your face and the mask.
  • Do not touch the mask while it is being used. If you accidentally do so, clean your hands.
  • Masks ought to be replaced when damp.
  • Do not touch the front of your mask while removing it. Always remove it from behind.
  • Dispose of your masks properly. Disposable masks should be used only once and then burned off after its use. As for cloth masks, wash them separately every day using a hypochlorite solution.

Face shield

2. Wash Your Hands Regularly

Wash Hands with Soap and Water

Use Sanitizers

3. Maintain the Hygiene of your Workstation

4. Follow Workplace Etiquette

  • As per the new norms, a dedicated workstation will be given to every member of the office. Strictly work in the space allotted to you.
  • Try to use your own stuff like laptops, headphones, etc. and avoid exchanging things.
  • Do not touch the walls or other places that often come in contact with many people and are always at the risk of being contaminated.
  • Keep a distance of at least 6 feet while having lunch or dinner at the mess or canteen.

5. Travel Precautions

  • If you are going on a business trip, do consult the National Travel advice. But it is best to postpone business trips for a while.
  • If you have come back after traveling, ensure that you self-quarantine as per the advice of the health authorities.

6. Social Distancing

  • Make sure that your workstation is not closer than 6 feet from your colleagues’.
  • Maintain a one-arm distance while interacting with your colleagues.
  • Avoid shaking hands at all costs. Greet your colleagues with a Namaste or a hand wave.

7. Stay at Home, if Unwell

Special Guidelines to Be Considered by Employers for Safe Back to Work Transition

1. Manage the Number of Employees

2. Enforce Screening Protocols

3. Reconfigure Workstation

4. Encourage Remote Meeting

5. Hand COVID Kits

6. Spread Awareness

Winding Up



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