The spread of the coronavirus has shaken the working-class. Many employees are forced to stay at home. This threatened many business operations and thus employees who can bring their work home were asked to work from home. This includes businesses from various industries including the entertainment industry (there are some businesses excluded like those who serve food and basic commodities like supermarkets). For those who work based online like those at Go Site (바둑이사이트), there is little impact on their employees compared to those who work on a day to day basis and are not able to bring their work home.
Economic Impact Of COVID-19 On S.KOREA
In addition to our health, our government also wants to protect our jobs and income. That is why an economic emergency package has been made with various temporary financial arrangements. With this emergency package, the national government is coping with the consequences of the corona crisis for self-employed persons, SME entrepreneurs, and large companies.
So here are frequently asked questions for employees affected by the coronavirus.
Can I still go to work?
The advice to employers is to allow employees to work at home as much as possible until April 28, 2020. Therefore, consult with your employer whether it is possible to work from home.
If you suffer from the following cold symptoms, you should stay at home – Nose cold, Sore throat, Slight cough, Sneezing, Running nose, Fever of 38 degrees and over.
Note: if you (or one of your housemates) get a fever and / or breathlessness on top of these health complaints, the entire household must stay at home until everyone has no complaints for 24 hours. For people working in professions critical or vital processes is that they with cold symptoms or often work with a sick family member (if necessary consult with your employer).
I am a hairdresser, pedicure or beautician. Can I still work?
Until April 28, 2020, people in contact professions are not allowed to work. These include hairdressers, nail stylists, make-up artists, pedicures, beauticians and tattooists.
I have a crucial profession or work in a vital sector. Are there other measures for me?
If you have a crucial profession or work in a vital sector, it is important that you go to work if you have no complaints (nose cold, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, mild cough or increase to 38 degrees). If you are unsure whether you can work, please contact your employer.
I have to go to work. How can I protect myself and others around me?
Take the following measures to prevent flu and cold transmission:
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds (for example, when you go out, when you return, or when you have blown your nose)
- Cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow
- Use tissue paper, then throw it away and wash your hands
- Do not shake hands
- Keep 1.5 meters (2 arm lengths) apart
Note: do not go to work if you suffer from the common cold (nose cold, sore throat, and mild cough, or increase to 38 degrees Celsius) unless you have a crucial occupation. If one or more of your housemates has a fever or shortness of breath, do not go to work unless you have a crucial occupation.
Which protocol applies to my workplace?
For every workplace, a GGD protocol comes into effect if there is a risk of contamination in the workplace through contacts of the employees. That protocol determines which measures are to be taken.
My housemate has complaints. Do I have to stay home from work now? And what about continued payment of wages?
If your housemate is ill, you must be quarantined at home unless you work in a crucial profession. If you have to stay at home because of a sick housemate and you cannot work at home, because this is impossible in your profession, your employer must continue to pay the wages.
Can my employer adjust my working hours?
Yes, your employer has been called upon to spread the working hours of employees where possible up to and including 28 April 2020. This can mean that your working hours are adjusted.
Can the telecom network in the Netherlands cope with so many people working at home?
The networks are of high quality in the Netherlands. This makes it unlikely that working from home on the telecom networks will lead to ‘congestion’. It may be that the IT infrastructure or internet connection of some companies is not designed for large numbers of employees working from home. The Telecom Agency advises companies that they should pay attention to when it comes to the vulnerability of telecom services and working from home.