COVID 19 – Information and Resources
GWC Measures:

GWC has taken a number of precautionary measures stemming from its business continuity plan (BCP) to ensure the continuation of operations.(Resources) These measures are focused on four areas in this situation as stated below:

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  • Awareness on COVID-19 through toolbox talks, safety posters and TV information
  • Employees were provided with a “work from home” option to prevent the transmission and further spreading of infectious disease through close contacts between coworkers and employees
  • Employees’ temperatures are continuously monitored during entry to office or warehouse premises and the canteen facility, and employees are directed to HMC in case of high temperature
  • Business and audit trips as well as employee annual vacations have been cancelled to prevent the spread of disease
  • Customers have been notified on the precautionary measures taken by GWC
  • Operations are processed with lean staffing to ensure business continuity
  • Assurance has been given
  • Employees were provided with face masks, gloves and hand sanitizers to use as a precaution
  • Premises cleanliness inside and out has been assured at office and warehouse premises
  • Employees have been insisted upon to report to their supervisor immediately in case of any symptoms
  • Customers and vendors have received an official letter on the precautionary measure taken by GWC, as well as a health questionnaire documenting their requirements and concerns
  • SMS alerts have been sent to employees offering advice to be followed during this emergent situation
  • Toolbox discussions have been conducted by HSE offering awareness on Coronavirus disease
  • BCP and pandemic plan was documented
  • Alternate accommodation has been identified for employee’s stay in case of accommodation is getting quarantine or requirement for self isolation for employee returning after travel ban
  • Employees were restricted to exit company campus during non working hours/ weekends to prevent them for further spreading
  • Casual visitor(s) to LVQ have been restricted
  • All the employees entering to canteen are been tested with temperature monitoring devices individually by securities
  • Minimum one (1) meter spacing in canteen/mess hall has been implemented

What is Coronavirus disease?

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (closer than 2 meters) with people who are unwell.


How it spreads

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.


People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.
More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.
People may experience:

  • cough
  • fever
  • tiredness
  • difficulty breathing (severe cases)