Safety practices for prevention of COVID-19 in Longleng district

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 11/4/2020 12:55:26 PM IST

ADC and administration Longleng has notified that guidelines for safety practices in high risk setting to prevent transmission of COVID-19, has been issued for strict compliance by all stakeholders at Longleng town with immediate effect.

According to DIPR report, any violation or non-compliance of the order and all other safety and preventive measures issued by the state government from time to time in connection with COVID-19 pandemic, shall be liable to be prosecuted as per the provision of the Nagaland Epidemic Disease (Covid-19) Regulations 2020.
(A) Truckers transporting essential commodities: Entry of vehicles shall be allowed within a specific period during the day as fixed by the District Task Force (DTF); No passenger shall be allowed to travel in any of the trucks; All crew member shall be screened for fever by thermal scan at the point of entry; Crew members with symptoms-fever, cough and breathlessness will be subjected to further medical examination; All crew member shall mandatorily wear face mask at all times and wash hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizers; Dhabas and amenity providers at designated places identified by the District administration for truckers/travellers shall provide adequate dining space to ensure minimal contact, social distancing, foot-operated hand washing facilities as well as clean and hygienic toilets/washrooms; All crew members shall remain inside the vehicle and shall not mingle with anyone during loading and unloading of consignment; On completion of the loading and unloading of the consignment, the truck shall be required to proceed towards its destination immediately. Local transports requiring tostay back must compulsory remain in home isolation and observe safety measures.
(B) Taxi and Bus operators/Drivers shall observe the following: All taxi & auto rickshaw drivers should mandatorily maintain a daily log book of all travelers with the following details of name, phone, date of travel; The driver and the passenger should mandatorily wear mask at all times. No passengers will be allowed to travel without mask worn correctly; Hand sanitizer should be carried at all times and all passengers must sanitize their hands before boarding; The driver should mandatorily carry appropriate disinfectans and periodically disinfect frequently touch surfaces of the vehicle such as doors and window handles, seats, overhead hand grips, etc; The vehicles should be washed daily and disinfected periodically; Drivers will not assemble or gather in groups at taxi/auto rickshaw stands; Limitation on the number of passengers will be as per existing state guideline for lock down measures.
(C) All shopkeepers and customers shall observe the following: All shopkeepers shall provide hand washing facilities soap and running water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer; Customers and shopkeepers are to wear face mask compulsorily at all times. The policy of “no mask, no entry” must be imposed; Time-bound sales/promotion offers that have the potential to draw a crowed within a limited time period is strictly prohibited; Frequently touched surface such as railings, door knobs, handles, floors, billing tables/counters etc. are to be cleaned everyday with 1% sodium hypochlorite or any other effective commercially available disinfectant; Any staff with symptoms of fever, cold, difficulty in breathing and other COVID-19 Symptoms should not be allowed to come to work and must be reported to the district surveillance unit immediately; Shopkeepers shall discourage customers from touching commodities indiscriminately. Assistant may be put in place for the same; Strict physical distancing must be imposed at all times by limiting the entry of customers. The numbers of customers (maximum of 50% of the capacity) to be allowed at any given point of time should be mandatorily displayed by all shop owners. Smaller/Medium establishments should whenever possible provide service without letting customers come inside the shop. Markings for ensuring physical distancing should be indicated whenever applicable; There should be no crowding at the billing counters; A rope/ribbon barricade/queue manager will be placed at the entrance of the shop to regulate entry of customers; The salesperson handling items/commodities must frequently wash hands/use hand sanitizer before and after dealing with every customer; In case of cash payment, customer should be encouraged to pay the exact amount to reduce physical contact; Management should introduce electronic transactions such as POS card Swiping machine, Mobile payment, etc to facilitate cashless transaction and minimize physical contact; All shop’s and establishments with home delivery services must ensure the following: The delivery personnel shall wear face mask and hand gloves at all times; The delivery personnel will not enter the house compound or the house during the delivery and shall maintain adequate physical distance; The delivery personnel will carry hand sanitizer for use before and after each delivery; Online payment/cashless transaction is recommended; Log book of all customers with phone numbers must be maintained daily.
(D) Offices and workplace including banks and post offices: Workstations will be arranged with adequate physical distance between employee/workers and there should be no crowding /socializing; There should be adequate natural ventilation (windows, doors open for cross ventilation, exhaust fans working) in all rooms; Arrangements may be made for thermal screening at all points for entry; All person within the office shall wear masks at all times; Adequate hand washing points with soap & water/foot operated sanitized dispensers should be available at points of entry as well as in other strategic points; A logbook for all visitors with name and phone number clearly mentioned should be maintained every day in all offices. Visitors should be restricted on all days; Opening of office canteens will be subject to state lockdown guidelines; Any staff with symptoms of fever, cold, difficulty in breathing and other COVID-19 symptoms should not be allowed to come to work and must be reported to the district surveillance unit/state helpline 18003450019; Surface disinfection of frequently touched surfaces should be done at least twice a day with appropriate disinfectants; All staff should be frequently oriented on standard preventive measures with display of adequate IEC materials (posters/pamphlets/flex banners) in strategic points; Staff travelling by departmental bus should be regulated to ensure physical distancing, use of masks and other safety measures. Drivers should not assemble or gather in groups. Officers, staff who are fit to drive should avoid using the services of an attached driver whenever possible; All offices to the extent possible should opt for webinars and video/audio conferencing using various software tools/platforms like zoom, google meet, microsoft teams, demo etc, for online meetings and appointments. Every office shall designate a nodal officer for infection control to oversee proper maintenance and implementation of preventive measures. Checklist for COVID-19 preventive measures at workplace and offices for self assessment is given in Annexure 2. The checklist score shall be produced to the head of office at the end of every month for necessary correction measure. The checklist will be monitored time to time by DTF and other competent authorities.
Banks and post offices must ensure the following: Customers are to wear face mask compulsorily at all times. The policy of 
“no mask, no entry” must be imposed; Staff to use hand gloves while handling bank notes/postal letter & parcel. However, hand washing/use of sanitizer should be followed strictly after every activity’; Strict physical distancing must be imposed at all times by limiting the entry of customers (maximum of 50% of the capacity) allowed at any given point of time should be mandatorily displayed at strategic points and should be regulated by the security. All counters, queue line (inside and outside) should have marking on the floor for physical distancing; All ATMs should be provided with hand sanitizer by the concerned banks.


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