The term “new normal “is massively socialized by various parties, along with the government’s plan to carry out a new way of life in the midst of a pandemic situation. While continuing to make various efforts to prevent the spread of the virus, several regions have made rules and implemented health protocols.

It is important to know the meaning of the new normal before living in it. New normal is an effort to control and handle Covid-19 pandemic from the perspective of health, social, and economic fields. Its application is accompanied by several health protocols that must be obeyed by the public in order to reduce the spread of the virus while fulfilling daily needs.

As we know that Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) have made policies to dismiss workplaces except for 11 main sectors. When the PSBB ends, adaptation or changes in lifestyle will be needed because the Covid-19 pandemic is still ongoing while community activities begin. For those of you who run or carry out activities in the work environment such as shops, factories and offices, here are 5 things that need to be done as an effort to apply new-normal life:

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Wearing a mask is obligatory

The government requires anyone who is actively working outside the home to wear a mask. The main transmission of the virus occurs through droplets (mouth splash), using masks will reduce the possibility of contracting and transmitting the virus. If medical masks are limited and preferred for health workers and patients, the general public can use cloth/fabric masks that have an effectiveness level of up to 80%.

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Implementing physical distancing

Keep distance or physical distancing between one person with another with a minimum distance of 1 meter. It is not only important to do on the premises and public transportation, but also at the workplace to avoid transmission from closest friends at the office. In addition, new normal conditions also allow workers to meet their professional colleagues, but please note that you still need to avoid crammed activities or in direct contact with others, such as shaking hands.

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Washing hands with soap and water

One effective way to ward off the virus is washing hands for 20 seconds using soap. In this new normal era, it is important to get used to washing hands especially after touching public facilities. Hands are the center of all activities that are vulnerable to getting exposed to viruses, by washing hands will eradicate the attached bacterias and viruses. Also make sure all parts of the hand are washed cleanly from the palm, between the fingers, nails, to the wrists, and then rinse thoroughly using running water.

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Temperature checking before entering workplace

Fever is one of the symptoms experienced by people with Covid-19. Make sure everyone in your work environment is healthy and not getting a fever. Simple measures such as checking body temperature as an initial screening, ensure everyone who is allowed to enter the workplace must have a normal body temperature between 36-37.3 degrees Celsius.

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Optimizing working hours and avoid overtime

Even though in the new normal all business sectors can operate, that does not mean that workers can be pushed as much as possible without considering the situation and conditions. Work time limitation is needed to minimize direct contact, especially overtime conditions will make a person’s physical condition more vulnerable. Optimize work during productive working hours, so time to rest can be utilized as well as possible to maintain body fit and stamina.

Five things above need to be considered later when various industries have been allowed to operate. It is important to maintain cleanliness, health, and safety is the key to staying in a new normal situation. For business owners who want to maintain the health and safety of their employees, make sure your workplace provides facilities for washing hands and other cleaning facilities such as hand sanitizers and disinfectants.

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Make sure you contribute to breaking the chain of the spread of the virus by wearing a mask, adhering to the appeal for cleanliness, keep a distance, and maintain endurance. Keep healthy and stay productive!