Recommended (to Government) Safe Haven Protocols
The following documents were protocols recommended and a guide for a certification plan submitted to the Government of the Virgin Islands. On 30 September, the Chamber received communication that indicated the BVI HI 5 Assurance Programme would be not be implemented. To date (3 October 2020), no protocols have been established as it relates to allowing visitors to return to the country. The Chamber has decided to release the below documents with a hope that your business can start to put something in place while the country waits on official guides from the Government of the Virgin Islands.
Approved Safe Return to Work Guides
While the Virgin Islands economy is still in a phased reopening process, businesses may be required to apply for exemptions for their staff from time-to-time. The steps for this process can be found in the Exempted Persons Curfew Guide. Follow the steps in this guide to receive your approval.
As more and more businesses are given permission from the Government to reopen their businesses, businesses required protocols (guides) to reopen in a safe manner. These preventive measures are a necessity to ensure that our businesses and employees are safe when they return to work. Basic precautions such as physical distances, hand washing and other personal hygiene practices will be remain general practices that should be implemented for all organizations approved to open to ensure the infection remains contained.
The International Labour Office has developed a 'Safe Return to Work' guide for all work forces to adapt.
Construction Industry Guidance
Policies and procedures to ensure your business is ready and safe for participants returning to jobs or activities in the construction industry during COVID-19.
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Public Transportation Guidance
Policies and procedures to ensure your business is ready and safe for participants returning to jobs or activities in the public transportation industry during COVID-19.
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