Covid-19 Best Practices

Best Practices for Businesses and their employees during Covid-19 Pandemic

Best practices for Businesses: 

  • Aarogya Setu app to be downloaded & updated regularly mandatorily for all employees
  • Regular sanitization / disinfection of all common / large areas and touch prone areas with appropriate solutions
  • For larger organizaton, provide Automated Sanitizer / Soap Dispensers
  • Appropriate protective equipment for all staff dealing with multiple people
  • If required, provide eye wear, head cap and over coat / PPE suits for additional safety
  • Markings at all crowd gathering places to facilitate social distancing
  • During entry and exit in small establishment without enough space, serpentine/staggered chain/line should be formed
  • Avoid close or group gathering as much as possible
  • At times when close gathering/meeting is required, minimum of 6 feet distance from another person should be maintained
  • When working with colleagues and/or in cafeteria and/or on process line, maintain proper distance
  • If required, no face to face seating to be allowed
  • Regular non-contact monitoring through temperature gun
  • Monitoring of health statistics of employee & keeping a record for future references
  • Awareness through trainings & interaction with Doctors/Healthcare professionals

Best practices for Employees: 

  • Wear a mask
  • Maintain 6 feet / 2-meter distance, about two arm length from another person
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a gap of 1-2 hours, especially after you have been in common area or after cleaning your nose, coughing or sneezing
  • In the absence of soap and water, use sanitizer regularly 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed or un-sanitized hands
  • No spitting
  • Cover your face and nose while sneezing, coughing
  • Avoid handshakes or any other close contact with people


Additional Employer Responsibility as per Government norms

(subject to change from time-to-time and location-to-location): 

  • Social distancing norms (do gaz doori) should be followed and in case of transportation (50% capacity only), food and accommodation services being provided by the employer
  • Employees / employers / drivers / shopkeepers etc. residing in Containment Zones will not be allowed to go to their respective workplaces
  • In a situation where a case is detected in any office, the floor / that office must be sealed immediately and sanitized and local authorities to be informed immediately
  • While the office can be used after sanitization, the affected room / cubicle may only be used after 2 days
  • It is not required to seal the entire building; however, common areas are required to be sanitized
  • All employers must keep handy details of nearest Covid healthcare facility
  • Arrival and departure of employees should be staggered in large establishments. To ensure that there could be different timings for different set of people
  • At least 1 hour difference in shift timings of employees, so that there is no congestion at entry & exit points
  • Each establishment should have appropriate sanitation equipment for daily sanitation of premises
  • Basic healthcare & monitoring of employees
  • Queues with adequate social distancing (establishments may adopt a serpentine queue in case of space constraints) for entry and exits for small business to avoid close contact
  • Testing through temperature gun on daily basis (And thermal scanning in case of > 50 employees)
  • Ensure regular usage of sanitizer, specially at entry & exit of the premise; provide separate mask to all employees
  • Appropriate protective equipment kits (like mask, gloves) must be given to employees who come in contact with large number of people such as gate keeper, safety guard etc.
  • In case of suspicion, space for isolation should be secured at the entry gate
  • Large entities (>100 employees) should adopt methods for awareness generation
  • Provide physical barrier at workplace, if possible
  • Restrict usage of pan masala, tobacco etc. and prevent spitting through penalty or any other mode
  • Establishments with over 100 employees should conduct weekly health-checkup of all employees

Other additional Government mandates: 

  • Disinfect the industry/business premise regularly
  • Maintain CCTV footage for at least 1 month
  • Promote digital payment
  • Labor, employees from containment zone should not be allowed entry into the premise. 
  • Staggering break times


Key Do's and Don'ts during Covid pandemic 


  • To maintain personal hygiene and physical distancing
  • To practice frequent hand washing
  • Wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Wash hands even if they are visibly clean
  • To cover your nose and mouth with handkerchief/tissue while sneezing and coughing
  • To throw used tissues into closed bins immediately after use
  • To maintain a safe distance from persons during interaction, especially with those having flu-like symptoms
  • To sneeze in the inner side of your elbow and not to cough into the palms of your hands
  • To take their temperature regularly and check for respiratory symptoms
  • To see a doctor if you feel unwell (fever, difficulty in breathing and coughing)
  • While visiting doctor, wear a mask/cloth to cover your mouth and nose
  • For any fever/flu-like signs/symptoms, please call State helpline number or the 24x7 helpline number of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare at 011-23978046


  • Shake hands
  • Have a close contact with anyone, if you're experiencing cough and fever
  • Touch your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Sneeze or cough into palms of your hands
  • Spit in Public
  • Travel unnecessarily, particularly to any affected region
  • Participate in large gatherings, including sitting in groups at canteens
  • Visit gyms, clubs and crowded places etc
  • Spread rumours or panic


Stay Informed, Stay Healthy!