Assam: COVID-19 protocols to be followed by apartment, buildings residents
Guwahati: The National Health Mission (NHM), Assam has issued a notification citing COVID-19 protocols to be followed by people living in apartments and buildings.
The notification states preventive measures need to be followed by the residents.
Visitors: All apartments’ societies shall enforce a visitor’s protocollimiting access of outside visitors to the apartment. All visitor details, including travel history will be recorded.
Hand wash/Sanitizer: Every apartment entrance will have a designated hand washing area with hand washing techniques clearly mentioned on a poster. Sanitizers, if available, should also be placed at the entrance.
Common activities to shut down: Ensure that all public gathering platform be it park, swimming pool, fitness centres, common activity centres be closed, and no gathering of people allowed within the premises.
Frequent cleaning of common premises: Implement cleaning and disinfection measures at least three times a day particularly for lift buttons, handrails in the staircases, gates and grills and all other such areas within the apartment. Visitors should be advised to avoid touching anything in the common premises.
Contactless delivery: Place delivery baskets at the security points to ensure contact less delivery. Or the families should be asked to pick up deliveries outside the gate after the necessary disinfection.
Domestic help: Discuss COVID appropriate behaviour and hygiene practices with your domestic help, especially since they work at multiple locations.
Ensuring stricter implementation of Home Quarantine: If any resident has a travel history to COVID affected places or are being advised for self-quarantine, the management committee shall ensure the same while also maintaining confidentiality and not hurting/disrespecting the self-respect of such residents. Further, if any person is being asked for self-quarantine, the management society may consider:
Supporting the home quarantined person in accessing daily necessities such as groceries, medicines etc. Shall provide necessary psycho-social support while maintaining all infection control
Proper disposal of waste materials like mask, disposals, food packages etc. in the case of Covid patients in the society, should be done by the building society. Call 104.