Once you resume office, you’ll need to take better care of yourself from the point of view of sanitation and social distancing.

To help you get started, we’ve come up with 4 broad areas you can work on: personal care, physical hygiene, commute time, and after-office.

Let’s approach them one by one.


  1. Personal Care

a. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.

b. Keep sipping hot water, tea and hot fluids.

c. Keep yourself healthy, eat nutritious diet and try to stay stress free.

d. Download the Aarogya Setu app. Keep self-testing from time to time. Keep location and Bluetooth on.

e. Check your body temperature daily before leaving for office. If you have cold, cough or fever, stay at home until fully cured. Or work from home, if you can manage.


    2. Guidelines for Physical Hygiene

a. Clean and sanitize hands using soap and water duly for 20 seconds cleaning routine after reaching office and at regular short intervals.

b. Use sanitizers (65% alcohol content) to sanitize your hands frequently.

c. Wash your hands for 20 seconds after eating any meals and after using the bathrooms.


d. Cover nose and mouth with tissue or elbow while sneezing and coughing. Throw used tissues in closed bins.

e. Wear masks and gloves at all times in office, especially in spaces like canteen.

f. Remind all common staff – peons, housekeeping, cooks and receptionists – to wear face shields, masks and gloves at all times.


g. Do not consume gutka and tobacco. This is good for your long-term health as well.

h. Carry a spare mask at all times.

i. Do not spit in the urinals.

3. Things to Keep in Mind While Commuting

 a. Travel wearing gloves and face masks at all times and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

b. Follow instructions of the state and municipal authorities while traveling to and from work.

c. While traveling in a four-wheeler, sit in the passenger seat beside the driver or in the backseat. Drive a two-wheeler alone.

d. While using public transport, maintain social distance with other people.


4. Guidelines to remember while returning home

a. When returning home, maintain social distance in public transport.

b. Once you have left from work, inform your family.

c. Inform family members about your arrival so that they can keep the door open for you.

d. Leave your shoes outside the door before entering the house.

e. Wash your hands and sanitise your belongings.

f. Give your clothes for laundry.

g. Take a bath with hot water.

h. Sip some hot water or liquid after a shower.


We hope these lists make your transition to the office after lockdown easy. Let us know about the things you are doing to take care of yourself.