Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters
Central Disease Control Headquarters
Five Key Personal Rules for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
Rule 1 Stay home for three to four days if you feel sick
Rule 2 Keep a distance of two arms length from others
Rule 3 Wash your hands for 30 seconds and cough in sleeve
Rule 4 Let in fresh air at least twice a day and conduct regular disinfection
Rule 5 Respect physical distancing but stay connected
Rule 1 Stay home for three to four days if you feel sick.
People with mild COVID-19 symptoms could spread the virus. Please minimize contact to others if you have fevers or respiratory symptoms. It can reduce the possibility of COVID-19 transmission.
Rule 2 Keep a distance of two arms length from others.
COVID-19 is transmitted mostly through saliva droplets. Please maintain a safe 2m distance to others in order to avoid droplets from coughing or sneezing. It can reduce the possibility of COVID-19 transmission.
Rule 3 Wash your hands properly and frequently. Cough into your sleeve.
Cough in sleeve to prevent the virus from coming into the body through unwashed hands. The cough etiquette minimizes the possibility of COVID-19 transmission through saliva droplets.
Rule 4 Let in fresh air at least twice a day and conduct regular disinfection.
Ventilation can reduce the concentration of virus-laden droplets in the air. Disinfection can decrease the possibility of COVID-19 transmission through unwashed hands.
Rule 5 Respect physical distancing but stay connected.
The COVID-19 pandemic can only be over when all in our society make their efforts. Let’s practice being kind, compassionate and mindful as a united society.
Distancing in Daily Life Guidelines for the Workplace
1. All staff
ㅇ Refrain from going to work if you have fevers or respiratory symptoms (coughs or sore throats) or if you have traveled to other countries within the last 14 days.
ㅇ Keep a distance of 2m (at least 1m) from others.
ㅇ Wash your hands with soap and clean, running water for more than 30 seconds or use hand sanitizer.
ㅇ Wear a mask inside indoor public facilities.
ㅇ Wear a mask if you cannot maintain a 2m distance from others outdoors in outdoor spaces.
ㅇ Reduce domestic and overseas business trips as much as possible.
ㅇ Organize workshops or educational and training sessions through the Internet or using video clips. All people attending in-person meetings are required to practice personal hygiene such as wearing a mask and using hand sanitizers.
ㅇ Regularly disinfect high-touch surfaces such as tables, keyboards, mice and phones.
ㅇ Ventilate the air of you office or workplace.
ㅇ Refrain from having club activities, holding small group events and dining together. Return home early after work.
ㅇ When using company restaurants, sit in rows or in a zigzag pattern and avoid conversation.
ㅇ Inside confined spaces such as elevators, wear a mask and avoid conversation.
ㅇ Do not use staff lounges with other people.
ㅇ Check for body temperatures using non-contact thermometers or infrared thermal cameras and respiratory symptoms on a daily basis.
2. Persons in charge
ㅇ Designate someone for infection control and build an emergency contact network with local health clinics.
ㅇ Instruct staff with fevers or respiratory symptoms not to come into work or go home as soon as symptoms appear.
ㅇ Install a hand-washing facility or put hand sanitizers. Post a notice of hand-washing and coughing etiquette.
ㅇ Frequently clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces such as door knobs on a daily basis.
ㅇ Notify that workers who have fevers or other respiratory symptoms or have traveled overseas within the last 14 days refrain from coming to the workplace.
ㅇ Check for body temperatures of all staff using non-contact thermometers or infrared thermal cameras and respiratory symptoms on a daily basis.
ㅇ Post a notice of or conduct education sessions on hygiene measures such as washing hands, using hand sanitizer and cough etiquettes.
ㅇ Video conferences or conference calls should be used if possible.
ㅇ Companies should improve the working environment to make it possible to hold video conferences or conference calls.
ㅇ For in-person meetings, companies should choose a spacious location that is easy to ventilate and can guarantee physical distance.
ㅇ A small number of participants and efficient progress will shorten the time required for a meeting.
ㅇ Attendees who have traveled overseas in the past 14 days or have a fever or respiratory symptoms such as a sore throat, coughing, breathing difficulties, lethargy, a headache, or muscle pain, should be asked not to participate in meetings.
ㅇ The organizer or moderator should check the participants for a fever or respiratory symptoms prior to a meeting.
ㅇ Bodily contact such as shaking hands prior to or after a meeting is not permitted.
ㅇ An easy-to-access hand sanitizing station should be provided so that participants can use the hand sanitizer as often as possible.
ㅇ Participants should use a wide meeting room that is well ventilated, and the room should be ventilated before the meeting.
ㅇ After one hour, the participants should have a break time, open the door and windows of the room for ventilation.
ㅇ Attendees should keep a distance of two meters from each other. Even if the space is narrow, leaving at least a one-meter space between people is a must.
ㅇ Unless the one or two meter distancing or hourly ventilation is possible, in-person meetings should be avoided.
- When there is no choice but to hold a face-to-face meeting, all participants should be required to wear a mask and keep it on while talking.
* As long as participants are one or two meters away from each other and ventilation is practiced, it is up to each individual person to choose whether to wear a mask.