HATCHSTATION RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
i. Individuals must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet in public places as far as
ii.All members & guests are required to wear a masks at all times throughout our spaces.
iii. Practice frequent hand washing with soap (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when
hands are not visibly dirty. Use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers (for at least 20
seconds) can be made wherever feasible.
iv. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering
one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue/handkerchief/flexed
elbow and disposing off used tissues properly.
v. Self-monitoring of health by all and reporting any illness at the earliest to the
immediate supervisory officer.
vi. Spitting shall be strictly prohibited.
vii. Installation & use of Aarogya Setu App by employees.
Specific preventive measures for offices:
i. Entrance to have mandatory hand hygiene (sanitizer dispenser) and thermal
ii. Only asymptomatic staff/visitors shall be allowed.
iii. Any officer and staff residing in containment zone should inform the same to
supervisory officer and not attend the office till containment zone is denotified.
Such staff should be permitted to work from home and it will not be counted as
iv. Drivers shall maintain social distancing and shall follow required dos and don’ts
related to COVID-19. It shall be ensured by the service providers/ officers/ staff
that drivers residing in containment zones shall not be allowed to drive vehicles.
v. There shall be provision for disinfection of the interior of the vehicle using 1%
sodium hypochlorite solution/ spray. A proper disinfection of steering, door
handles, keys, etc. should be taken up.
vi. Advise all employees who are at higher risk i.e. older employees, pregnant
employees and employees who have underlying medical conditions, to take extra
precautions. They should preferably not be exposed to any front-line work
requiring direct contact with the public. Office management to facilitate work
from home wherever feasible.
vii. All officers and staff / visitors to be allowed entry only if using face cover/masks. The
face cover/mask has to be worn at all times inside the office premises.
viii. Routine issue of visitors/temporary passes should be suspended and visitors with
proper permission of the officer who they want to meet, should be allowed after
being properly screened.
ix. Meetings, as far as feasible, should be done through video conferencing.
x. Posters/standees/AV media on preventive measures about COVID-19 to be displayed
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xi. Staggering of office hours, lunch hours/coffee breaks to be done, as far as feasible.
xii. Proper crowd management in the parking lots and outside the premises – duly
following social distancing norms be ensured.
xiii. Valet parking, if available, shall be operational with operating staff wearing face
covers/ masks and gloves as appropriate. A proper disinfection of steering, door
handles, keys, etc. of vehicles should be taken up.
xiv. Any shops, stalls, cafeteria etc., outside and within the office premises shall follow
social distancing norms at all times.
xv. Specific markings may be made with sufficient distance to manage the queue and
ensure social distancing in the premises.
xvi. Preferably separate entry and exit for officers, staff and visitors shall be organised.
xvii. Proper cleaning and frequent sanitization of the workplace, particularly of the
frequently touched surfaces must be ensured.
xviii. Ensure regular supply of hand sanitisers, soap and running water in the washrooms.
xix. Required precautions while handling supplies, inventories and goods in the office
shall be ensured.
xx. Seating arrangement to be made in such a way that adequate social distancing is
xxi. Number of people in the elevators shall be restricted, duly maintaining social
xxii. For air-conditioning/ventilation, the guidelines of CPWD shall be followed which
inter alia emphasises that the temperature setting of all air conditioning devices
should be in the range of 24-30oC, relative humidity should be in the range of 40-
70%, intake of fresh air should be as much as possible and cross ventilation should
xxiii. Large gatherings continue to remain prohibited.
xxiv. Effective and frequent sanitation within the premises shall be maintained with
particular focus on lavatories, drinking and hand washing stations/areas.
xxv. Cleaning and regular disinfection (using 1% sodium hypochlorite) of frequently
touched surfaces (door knobs, elevator buttons, hand rails, benches, washroom
fixtures, etc.) shall be done in office premises and in common areas
xxvi. Proper disposal of face covers / masks / gloves left over by visitors and/or employees
shall be ensured.
xxvii. In the cafeteria/canteen/dining halls:
a. Adequate crowd and queue management to be ensured to ensure social
b. Staff / waiters to wear mask and hand gloves and take other required
c. The seating arrangement to ensure a distance of at least 1 meter between
patrons as far as feasible.
d. In the kitchen, the staff to follow social distancing norms.