The COVID-19-Working Safely policy from Chiplogic Technologies Limited includes the measures we are actively taking to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. You are kindly requested to follow all these rules diligently, to sustain a healthy and safe workplace in this unique environment. It’s important that we all respond responsibly and transparently to these health precautions. We assure you that we will always treat your private health and personal data with high confidentiality and sensitivity. This coronavirus (COVID-19) company policy is susceptible to changes with the introduction of additional governmental guidelines. If so, we will update you as soon as possible by email.
This coronavirus policy applies to all of our employees who physically work in our office(s). We strongly recommend to our remote working personnel to read through this action plan as well, to ensure we collectively and uniformly respond to this challenge
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now officially classified as a pandemic and is affecting lives and work around the globe. We want you to know what we are doing as a company to protect you and your families and mitigate the spread of this illness. This Subject will explain these measures and how you can assist us in our efforts to promote a safe and healthy environment both at work and at home.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus, stay at home and get a coronavirus test.
If you need medical advice about your symptoms, contact:
If you are unable to work for more than seven days because of coronavirus (COVID-19) you are required to provide a self-isolation sick-note. You can obtain an isolation note through the government’s online service here.
If you have to stay at home but feel well enough to work, ask your line manager if you can work from home. If you can work from home, you will not need an isolation note.
Per the World Health Organization (WHO), Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
Section 3: Prevention & Protection against Coronavirus
Watch this video from the World Health Organization on what people can do to protect themselves from contracting or spreading the virus
The following required actions should be observed by all employees in order to protect themselves and others from Coronavirus:
Employees should practice good hygiene by:
Regularly washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Coughing/sneezing into a tissue, or upper sleeve, not in hands.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with hands.
Avoiding contact with anyone with respiratory illnesses of any kind
Wash your hands after using the toilet, before eating
Open the windows regularly to ensure open ventilation.
We will routinely clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces including:
We will provide tissues and disinfecting disposable wipes
Employees who are sick especially with cold or flu symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, or fever should remain home and seek medical attention immediately.
Employees with sick family members should stay home.
If an employee becomes sick at work, they will be separated from other employees and sent home.
Work From Home
If an outbreak becomes severe enough, a mandatory "Work from Home" policy may be put into effect and will continue until conditions improve well within healthy limits per local health and/or governmental bodies.
If you are feeling ill, but you are able to work, you can request to work from home.
If you have recently returned from areas with a high number of COVID-19 cases (based on CDC announcements), we’ll ask you to work from home for 14 calendar days, and return to the office only if you are fully asymptomatic. You will also be asked not to come into physical contact with any colleagues during this time.
If you’ve been in close contact with someone infected by COVID-19, with high chances of being infected yourself, request work from home. You will also be asked not to come into physical contact with any colleagues during this time.
If you’re a parent and you have to stay at home with your children, request work from home. Follow up with your manager or departmental leader to make arrangements and set expectations.
If an employee needs to care for a family member who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, they will be required to work for at least 10 days after the family member has fully recovered and it has been determined by a medical professional that the employee has not been infected.
If an outbreak becomes severe enough, employee travel may be partially or fully restricted until conditions improve.
We will leverage the use of virtual meeting technologies to continue work that would normally be conducted onsite.
If an employee has recently returned from any area with a high number of COVID-19 diagnoses, they will be required to work from home for at least 10 calendar days and may return to the office if no symptoms have presented themselves.
All work trips and events – both domestic and international – will be cancelled/postponed until further notice.
In-person meetings should be done virtually where possible, especially with non-company parties (e.g. candidate interviews and partners).
If you normally commute to the office by public transportation and do not have other alternatives, you can request to work from home as a precaution.
Section 4: If you have been diagnosed with Coronavirus
If an employee has been diagnosed with COVID-19, they may not return to the office until after full recovery has been confirmed by a medical professional. No exceptions!!!
We recognize that a diagnosis does not mean an employee is unable to work. Therefore, until full recovery is confirmed, if the employee is able to work, they may do so from home, per approval of their immediate manager.
Section 5: Latest Information
This is the latest information from the UK Government site on how to return to work in a covid-risk environment.