The COVID-19 pandemic
The Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, speaking at a virtual briefing on Tuesday, explained that the guidelines were aimed at ensuring that community transmission of COVID-19 is contained.
The guidelines include the decontamination of premises/facilities by using government-certified outfits and approved disinfectants/fumigants.
It also includes the provision of personal hygiene facilities, such as running water and soap for handwashing, digital thermometer, alcohol-based sanitisers and nose masks as well as adherence to operation at 60 per cent of staff to ensure physical distancing for commercial, industrial facilities.
Organisations must also work on the reconfiguration of spaces to permit the required distance between employees and clients/customers.
Bello listed the affected facilities to include supermarkets, stores and eateries.
Corporate and financial businesses which include banks and finance houses, Bureau de Change, insurance companies and corporate offices, construction camps and sites and commercial facilities: oil, gas, petrol and diesel depots, petrol and gas filling stations, bus parks and terminals, malls, grocery stores, supermarkets are also affected.
Bello also listed institutional facilities: all public and private schools across all tiers, government establishments, religious centres as well as residential facilities – private estates as part of the facilities affected by these Lagos govt. guidelines whenever they are reopened.