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COVID-19 workplace requirements

Are you curious about what's happening lately in Brazil with COVID-19 regulations and enforcement? With our global locations across the Alliance we share local regulatory updates to help keep our associates and clients aware and up-to-date on any new requirements. We have some new updates to share out of Brazil from our Associate Antea Group Brasil.

As per ordinance 605/2020/PREF (June, 18th 2020), and drawn on directives promoted by the World Health Organization, rules to be implemented locally in order to contain COVID-19 outbreak are :

  • To keep at least 1.5 meters between two people
  • Use of hand sanitizer solution when entering office and whenever necessary
  • Encourage employees to work remotely
  • Report every single infected employee and enforce a 14 days quarantine period

Staff members who have been in contact with reported infected coworkers will have to submit themselves to a 7 days quarantine to prevent possible spread of the virus within the company; fever control will be implemented when entering the office and employees with temperature above 37.8º (according to São Paulo fever measure protocol) won’t be authorized.

As a federative republic Brazilian states will be in charge of enforcing these measures and each state will develop and implement its own plan to fight against COVID-19 epidemic. The whole country is now seen through 5 colors, each one defining spreading of the coronavirus and measures to be implemented accordingly. For instance, on Monday, December 1st, João Doria (São Paulo Governor) changed phase color of the São Paulo state, moving from green to yellow. What looks to be a small change means that COVID-19 cases and death will have to be reported every 7 days (when these elements were only reported monthly under the so called “green phase”). Restaurants, bars and malls will be obliged to close their doors at 10 PM and won’t be authorized to be open more than 10 hours per day. Besides, malls and stores will only operate at 40% of their capacities, in other words : attendance capacity cannot exceed 40% (against 60% before downgrade). Use of mask remains compulsory within indoor environment.

If you have more questions on regulatory updates in Brazil contact our Associate Antea Group Brasil.