Further to the recommendations of 14 May 2020 for supervised entities on telework and a possible return to the office (for details please see BSP Newsflash), the CSSF published on 19 June 2020 a communication on measures to be taken in light of the return to working on-site (the “Communication”).
AIM OF THE COMMUNICATION
The Communication is the response to the measures taken by the Luxembourg government aiming to ease various lockdown restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the Communication, the CSSF pointed out that despite the restrictions being gradually lifted, the virus is still present in Luxembourg and certain safety and precautionary measures must be upheld.
In order to avoid a second wave of infections, when returning to work on-site, entities supervised by the CSSF should put in place and continue to apply the following measures:
- Identify the vulnerable staff or staff members who are part of a household with vulnerable person(s), and define protection measures for these employees;
- Define organisational rules with respect to internal and external meetings as well as the reception of visitors;
- Implement rules regarding dining and meeting areas;
- Implement procedures preventing the return to the office of employees infected by or suspected of being infected by COVID-19;
- Ensure specific cleaning or disinfection of office areas and equipment;
- Ensure display of barrier gestures, such as those published by the Luxembourg government on 12 May 2020.