How Eurotux is fighting COVID-19, and the second wave of remote work
After seven months working in presencial and remote work shifts, Eurotux’s team just resumed remote working in the second wave of COVID-19. Find out the preventive actions the company took during the last few months.
2020 is coming to an end, an year that brought many challenges, not only to the healthcare sector but also to enterprises all over the world. Eurotux has always been a well prepared organization for contingency situations, hence it was ready to deal with most of the changes the world and industry suffered with the COVID-19 pandemic, and also was prepared for the early adoption of remote work in Portugal – ahead of the first wave of mandatory remote work – in order to preserve the well being and health of our team.
The working in shifts moments
There were two moments of the shifts regime, in the first, between May and September, some preventive actions were adopted enabling the safe return to the office, which was optional. Therefore, all the departments were divided in small groups, so the number of on-premise employees wouldn’t exceed 20%.
In the second moment, between October and the first week of November, the teams were divided again in groups, including all the employees except those in risk groups or with bigger exposure. At this moment each on-premise employee was tested for COVID-19, and these tests became open for the employees family members.
The preventive actions adopted
The first step to allow the return to the office was to update the Contingency Plan, created in March, and publish new guidelines for using the facilities.
There were handed over “COVID Kits” to all the employees, which included safety items, an informative flyer, and also reusable customized marks. Disposable masks were also available for the employees. Similarly there were installed alcohol gel dispensers at the entrances, and on the desks of each department.
In order to keep the virus out of the facilities, a disinfection mat was placed on the main entrance, and to raise awareness of the employees, some posters were placed on the WCs walls with the handwashing procedure, and other posters which informed the limit of people allowed in each part of the office.
The social distancing was maintained and the available workstations marked with stickers. The disinfection and cleaning of the desks and WCs started to be made several times a day.
Back to remote working
Now that the new coronavirus pandemic has a second peak in Europe, the team had to leave the work on premises in November, which didn’t cause any interruption or impact in the quality of our services to the clients.
The nature of the activities conducted by Eurotux’s employees allow that the work is practiced remotely, even though the on-premise infrastructure services weren’t affected at all.