Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Temperature checks, distancing as HDC prepares for 'new normal'

Photos courtesy the Housing Development Corporation.

Photos courtesy the Housing Development Corporation.

The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) said it is preparing for the 'new normal' under the COVID-19 pandemic, establishing handwashing sinks and other health and safety measures for staff and customers. 

In a social media post the company shared photos from a session in which the HDC Managing Director and members of the management team visited the Port of Spain head office to ensure health and safety measures were in place. 

"As we prepare to adjust to the "new normal", today, the HDC Managing Director and some members of the management team reviewed the new measures that will be in effect once operations resume."

"From the processes at the entrance, to customer interface, to physical distancing in the lobbies and in lines, the management team went through the processes which must be followed."

The company showed photos of the proper procedure when visiting the office including physical distancing both outside and inside the building, handwashing stations and temperature checks when entering the building. 

'In the photos, you will see the team lining up outside the HDC Head Office adhering to the 6 foot spacial guideline. They then proceeded to wash and dry their hands, assessing the placement of newly-installed sinks at entry points. Their temperatures were also scanned on entry, with recently-procured thermal scanners."

The company said the payment procedure also includes physical distancing along with protective screens for cashiers. 

The company said they also visited staff areas including lunchrooms and common spaces to ensure that physical distancing will also be maintained there.

"We look forward to the Corporation of all as we implement these new measures to protect our staff and the people we serve," the company said. 

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