Negosyong Kontra COVID
Free design resources for PH SMEs, towards creating safer and healthier workplaces.
Get your workplace ready for COVID-19
This is a simplified guide for PH workplaces in non-healthcare settings, based on the various back-to-work guidelines issued by the World Health Organization, Department of Health, Department of Labor and Employment and the Department of Trade and Industry .
In line with KONTRA COVID, a design and art-led campaign aimed at flattening the curve of COVID-19 in the Philippines, this guide includes a set of free, open source templates for PH SMEs to use for their workplaces. All of the templates are printable on 8.5 x 11 (Letter) sized paper and can be freely distributed and reproduced.
How to use the templates
Download signs applicable to your space
Print at home on letter-sized (8.5 x 11 in) bond paper or sticker paper
Cut-out the design from the template
Follow the simplified guide and find the best place to put your sign
For workplace entrances
- If you have these symptoms, go home
- No mask, no entry
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
- Store/Office hours
Before entering the workplace, it is recommended to educate all employees about the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Place signs outside your workplace listing the symptoms of the virus and if anyone is experiencing them, ask them to stay or go home.
The known symptoms of the virus are the following:
- Dry cough
- Sore throat
- Difficulty in breathing
- Fever (37.3 C or more)
These symptoms may develop anywhere between 2-14 days after exposure to an infected person. These can be more severe for the elderly, immuno-compromised individuals, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes or cancer.
For high density workplaces
Physical distancing means keeping a distance of at least one (1) meter or six (6) feet from each other in order to protect yourself and others. Whether in office workstations or operations areas, consider rearranging the desks, aisles, or the layout of the workplace to allow for physical distancing.
As much as possible, rearrange the layout of the workplace to allow for unilateral/one-way movement between aisles, corridors, or walkways. Changing the flow of how people walk through your workplace can help minimize contact and avoid crowding.
Avoid crowding in communal areas such as pantries, dining areas, or common living spaces. Encourage eating in individual work areas, but if this is not possible, uphold and observe physical distancing at all times and routine sanitation and disinfection of areas.
For workplaces with elevators, limit the number of people who can use the elevator at a single time. Encourage the use of stairs while practicing physical distancing.
Basic sanitation reminders
When a person infected with COVID-19 coughs or exhales, they release droplets of infected fluid which can land on nearby surfaces and objects such as tables or door handles. Touching these contaminated surfaces then touching one’s eyes, nose, or mouth can lead to infection.
Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, keyboards, and door handles. As per the interim guidelines issued by DTI-DOLE, they recommend a routine cleaning of surfaces every two hours.
Hand washing saves lives
Promote frequent and thorough hand washing in the workplace. Post signs in communal areas to remind employees and customers to frequently and thoroughly wash hands for at least 20 seconds. If soap and running water are not immediately available, alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60% alcohol can be used, but it is important to wash hands as frequently as you can.