FAPAD Guidelines: 23rd March 2020 – 30th April 2020
As we build a resilient world, human health remains central in all of our undertakings. This includes taking measures that ensure that every individual associated with FAPAD stays safe from the novel COVID/19 Pandemic. Accordingly, therefore, and in line with the Government of Uganda’s guidelines on COVID/19, all of our programming will be guided by the following set of criteria with immediate effect, and up to the 30th April 2020, subject to review:
- Activities shall not draw more than 10 participants including facilitators. This means activities meant for more than 10 participants will be rescheduled to a later date, in consultation with management.
- Seating arrangement in office and in the field should provide for minimal social distancing, including chairs being spaced at a distance of two meters from each other.
- Every FAPAD premise must have water and soap/sanitiser at the entrance, with a sticker reminding staff, clients and visitors to, as a must, wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds.
- FAPAD will also place in strategic locations notices sensitizing staff and visitors on good hygiene; including not touching the eyes, nose and mouth; not spitting, not touching surfaces randomly, covering the nose and mouth with tissue/handkerchief when sneezing, and properly disposing of the tissue in a central waste bin with a cover. The cleaners must empty these bins every evening and set the waste on fire.
- Avoid close contact with people who are visibly sick with flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, and sneeze).
- Clean and disinfect frequently surfaces that are constantly in use, notably floors, tabletops and door handles.
- Staff and clients are encouraged to take note of the following common signs and symptoms of COVID/19:
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Fever (low grade)
- Shortness of breath
- Body aches
- In the event you do not feel well, bearing in mind the above signs and symptoms, do not come to the office, instead seek immediate medical advice and notify your immediate supervisor, who will inform the relevant office for further advice.
- You are to isolate immediately, to protect your family, FAPAD beneficiaries and staff.
- Management will be reviewing this guideline as the situation evolves.
Please note that our hotline for COVID related issues for staff will be the human resource office.
FAPAD – Management