Instructions issued to persons testing positive to the virus or who are considered to be close contacts, and to persons in charge of Security and Health in workplaces
Any individual who is informed by a bacteriological laboratory that he is positive to the coronavirus, shall place themselves in quarantine avoiding close contact with their family members, inform immediately the Manager and the person in charge of Security and Health in the workplace, await instructions from the Epidemiological Monitoring Unit (EMU) and note down their close contacts, so as to brief responsibly the Officers of the Epidemiological Monitoring Unit when requested to do so. A close contact is defined as a contact of >15 minutes duration at a distance of <2 metres from the outbreak with a confirmed COVID-19 infection or immediate contact with excretions of the respiratory system without the use of personal protective equipment.
It should be noted that due to great work load communication may not be possible on the same day, therefore self-control and patience should be shown by those affected. In no case should a positive-tested person come out of quarantine.
In case a coronavirus infection outbreak is located in any private office and/or business and/or any service of the public and/or wider public sector and/or in the Independent Services and/or in local government authorities, the Management or and the persons appointed in charge of Security and Health, should proceed with the following:
It is understood that the individuals considered as close contacts and who test negative in the laboratory examination, may return to work after 14 days in self-isolation have passed, provided they have not developed symptoms compatible to the COVID-19 infection. More information is available at the link https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/.
It is also understood that in the case where any other person in the workplace has developed symptoms similar to those of the COVID-19 disease, they should immediately inform the person in charge of Security and Health, who would brief them on further action. Relevant instructions are set out on https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronovirus/info.html.
They shall be briefed on the aforementioned in writing by the District Offices of the Sanitary Services and in order for the business to resume its functioning, the following documents should be sent by the Management to the Sanitary Services:
Approval for the resumption of work will be given after all the above have been considered by the Sanitary Services and the EMU.
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