COVID19

COVID-19 Guidance for Business and the Workplace

ACCI values its members and wants you and your workforce to be safe during COVID-19. We have gathered guidelines, information, and links to resources to share with you to help businesses to work safely during this time. With the flu season approaching while COVID-19 is still very much impacting the public’s health, businesses have to focus on safety measures and encourage their employees to take precautions both at the workplace and at home to help prevent and reduce transmission of illness. After all, healthy workers and a healthy workplace contribute to having a healthy business.

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

Below are information and guidelines on how to best do this.

It’s important to protect yourself and others!

     Helpful Links

   Guidance for Businesses and Employers

International Labour Organization (ILO) Links

  1. Guidelines for the establishment of an enterprise-level COVID-19 Task Force
  2. An employer's guide on managing your workplace during COVID-19
  3. A quick reference guide to common COVID-19 policy responses
  4. Safe return to work: Guide for employers on COVID-19 prevention
  5. The six-step COVID-19 business continuity plan:
  6. An employers’ guide on working from home in response to the outbreak of COVID-19

Note: Please note that translations of the International Labour Organization (ILO) guidelines from English into other languages were not created by the ILO and should not be considered an official ILO translation. The ILO is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this translation

All employers and business owners need to consider how best to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and lower the impact in the workplace. This should include activities to help prevent and reduce transmission among their employees in order to help maintain a healthy work environment. Businesses and employers should:

  • Obtain updated and accurate information, in particular from the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) - https://moph.gov.af/, in order to remain best informed on how to respond.
  • Develop, implement, and update as needed a plan that is specific to the workplace. It is important to identify all areas and job tasks that may have potential exposure to COVID-19, and then outline ways to minimize any potential for exposure. Plans should take into consideration that employees may be able to spread COVID-19 even if they appear to be asymptomatic (show no symptoms).
  • Communicate plans and changes to standard operating procedures with all employees and also request their input.