GUWAHATI: The ASDMA (Assam State Disaster Management Authority) has issued advisories for observance of COVID-appropriate behaviour in respect of the following sectors: Banks/ insurance offices/ ATMs/ other financial institutions; employees/ officers/ support staff in offices providing essential services; workers of factories; hotels and other hospitality units; dine in restaurants/ bars/ banquet halls and other eateries; as well as warehouses and supply chain.
These advisories are intended to streamline and standardize the operating procedures for smooth functioning of the above services duly following all protocols of COVID-19.
Through these advisories, the authorities of banks/ insurance offices/ ATMs/ other financial Institutions are to monitor and ensure that the COVID protocols are duly followed in the ATMs, bank branches or any other public interface where gathering of people occurs.
The owners of hotels and hospitality units are advised to ensure safety of the guests who check into the hotels and encourage online mode of check-in/check out, contactless payment modes, luggage-disinfection protocols, encourage guests to download the 'Aarogya Setu' and track their health condition, encourage room service instead of dine-in etc.
The restaurant owners will introduce COVID smart-seating layout, online delivery of food, cashless payment, digital/ disposable menus, proper parking and queue management protocols etc., apart from other COVID-19 protocols.
The owners of factories will educate the workers on COVID protocols and introduce quarantine measures for supply and storage of goods, frequent sanitization within the factory premises.
The warehouses will introduce vaccination, telemedicine services, mental health and psycho-social support services and considerate workplace policies for its employees besides ensuring proper sanitization of goods/merchandise at all levels of supply chain. The employees of the organizations providing essential services will adhere to the advisories issued from time to time to maintain continuity of their services without breakdown.
The adherence to these advisories will be strictly monitored by the DDMA (District Disaster Management Authorities) under provisions of the Disaster Management Act- 2005, stated a press release.