Entering must be limited to fully vaccinated individuals according to the health status in Tawakkalna application (Immune), except for the groups who are not obligated to take the vaccine as appears in Tawakkalna application.
- (Tawakkalna) application must be used to ensure the employee’s health status concerning COVID-19 disease. If the employee’s status is positive or in contact with a positive case, all this will appear at the application, will not be allowed to enter the workplace.
- The employee can return to work after he completely recovers and checking that by updating his status in Tawakkalna application.
- Ensure that all trainees are wearing masks.
- If a confirmed case is registered among employees refer to “The guide for dealing with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the workplace” issued by the Public Health Authority.
- If there is housing for employees, prepare an isolation room in it for suspected cases, until competent authorities communicate with the case. (Please refer to the health requirements guide for workers’ accommodations to combat COVID-19).
- Communication channels should be established for reporting breach of requirements and violations and to work on avoiding them.
Awareness and education
- Rely on official sources to obtain information regarding COVID-19 (official sources include the Ministry of Health and the Public Health Authority).
- Distribute awareness posters at main entrances, hall entrances, waiting areas, toilets and visible places, and they must include the following:
- An introduction to the disease, methods of its transmission, and prevention.
- Raising awareness of washing hands and avoiding touching the eyes, nose and mouth before washing hands, and paying attention to personal and health care.
- Raising awareness of the importance and the way of wearing safety protection equipment such as masks and gloves, and the proper way to dispose of them.
- Following the etiquette of sneezing and coughing (use a tissue and dispose of it as soon as possible, or use the elbow by bending the arm).
- Awareness messages must be sent periodically to all trainees through communication channels such as SMS and e-mail. They must include the same contents in the awareness posters in addition to the following:
- Educate the trainees to avoid gathering at the parking area or the hall entrances. Emphasize the need to adhere to the designated parking and waiting signs, and cooperate with the inspection points.
- Educate trainees about the need to disclose any symptoms such as high temperature, cough or shortness of breath. Disclosure must be done prior to attendance, with the need for the institute to develop an appropriate means of disclosure.
- Urge trainees to wear masks before attending.
- Entering must be limited to fully vaccinated individuals according to the health status in Tawakkalna application (Immune), except for the groups who are not obligated to take the vaccine as appears in Tawakkalna application.
- Require trainers and trainees to wear masks in proper way at all times, inside and outside the halls.
- Trainers and trainees must dispose of masks in proper way and wash hands or disinfect them with an alcohol disinfectant in the absence of soap and water.
- Emphasize washing hands with soap and water frequently for at least 40 seconds each time, or sterilizing them with an approved disinfectant for a period of no less than 20 seconds in the absence of soap and water.
- Ensure adherence to the preventive instructions and guidelines presented inside the halls.
- Prevent any trainer with flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat) from coming to work. The trainer must be isolated until the symptoms disappear according to the report of the treating doctor.
- Employees in charge of cleaning must be trained on the correct method of cleaning and disinfection, how to wear masks and gloves, and the best way to dispose of them. Emphasize following instructions and requirements for all cleaning and disinfection.
- Ensure social distancing of one and a half meters between individuals or use distance education techniques.
Instructions and requirements related to the target facility environment
- Hand sanitizers should be distributed and placed in visible places such as at the institute entrances, the inspection point, the trainee identity verification area, the lecture hall, and it is preferable to fix them on the walls.
- Place an educational poster explaining the proper way of sanitizing hands and the necessity of disinfection before and after using the computer and its accessories or using pens and electronic devices.
- The hand sanitizer must contain 60-80% of alcohol and comply with the requirements of the Food and Drug Authority.
- Ensure that hand soap is available in the toilets, and that hand sanitizers are available at the sinks and at entrances to toilets.
- Ensure adhering to routinely disinfecting of surfaces with disinfectants approved by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (sodium hypochlorite or Clorox home disinfectant), and the instructions shown on the packages must be followed.
- When cleaning surfaces, focus on places where there is high potential of contact, such as door handles, dining tables, seat cushions, elevator switches, computers and their accessories, drafting devices, and electronic pens.
- Computers and their accessories should be continuously disinfected. Assign an employee to be in charge of this matter and train him/her on the disinfection process.
- Training equipment must be disinfected after each training process such as, computer maintenance tools and general maintenance tools.
- Dirt should be removed with soap and water before disinfection.
- Ensure that the toilets are constantly disinfected with approved disinfectants.
- Ensure using new towels for every disinfection process, especially when disinfecting computer tables, equipment and their accessories, or using new tissues if this is not available.
- Follow the detailed instructions in “The practical guide for cleaning and disinfection for public facilities to combat COVID-19” issued by the Public Health Authority.
- Place tissue at every table in lecture halls.
- Cleaning worker must be assigned to disinfect the toilet, especially taps, sinks and door handles after each use.
- Ensure good ventilation in all places, especially gathering places and toilets.
- Regularly change or clean the air filters for ventilation devices, especially air conditioners.
- A schedule must be kept of the times of disinfection of surfaces and toilets, and a special schedule should be devoted to the times of computer disinfection.
- Hand sanitizers should be placed next to multi-user devices, such as photocopiers, ATMs, etc., and a guide board should be placed to urge employees to disinfect hands after use.
- Provide no-touch and disposed of waste continually.