24 April 2020 – Biosafety protocol for businesses released

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body, Regulation
Sectors Involved: Health, Private Sector and Businesses, Supply Chains
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Decision made by Ministry of Heath.
The implementation of the intervention is leading by: The responsibility for verifying compliance with the protocol lies with the district or municipal secretaries, corresponding to the economic, social or public administration activity.

Overview: Biosafety protocol oriented for companies to adopt it in their activities and will minimize the factors that can generate the transmission of the COVID-19 disease. The Government, through the Ministry of Health, issued Resolution 666 for the biosecurity of the sectors that are reactivated, which includes:

Surveillance and compliance actions.

It should be implemented by employers and employees in the public and private sectors.

Each sector, company or entity must adapt the implementation of these actions together with the ARLs.

Employers’ responsibilities:

Train your employees and contractors on protocol measures

Adopt measures to resolve the exposure: flexibility of shifts and schedules, remote work.

Report suspected and confirmed Covid-19 cases to EPS and ARL.

Lean on ARL in risk identification and assessment, and with EPS in promotion and prevention.

Provide employees with the elements of personal protection.

Promote the use of the CoronaApp application

Responsibilities borne by employees:

Comply with the biosecurity protocols adopted and adapted by the employer.

Report any case of contagion at work or family.

Report your health status on CoronApp.

Take health care measures and report symptoms of respiratory disease.


Strengthen cleaning and disinfection processes of surfaces and equipment.

Carry out adequate waste management as a result of the activity of the sector.

Promote the use of personal protection elements.

Optimize ventilation of the place.

Perform hand washing with water, soap and disposable towels.
Full details here: http://www.regiones.gov.co/inicio/assets/files/272_666_ADOPTA_PROTOCOLO_BIOSEGURIDAD_MITIGAR_Y_CONTROLAR_PANDEMIA_COVID_19.pdf

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, National – government, International – academic