The Ministry of Health and Social Protection issued Resolution 392 of 2021 by which it modified Article 2 and sections 4.1 and 5 of the technical annex of Resolution 666 of 2020, recently modified by Resolution 223 of 2021 regarding biosafety protocols.
The main additional modifications are:
- The obligation to test body temperature of employees, contractors, suppliers, customers and any other person is eliminated.
- Measures as cleaning of shoes, register of clients, providers and visitors are eliminated.
- The obligation to implement the daily survey of symptoms associated to COVID‑19 and body temperature for employees working remotely has been modified. Now the employer may implement the symptom monitoring system in the best manner considered by it to monitor the health status of its employees working remotely, as well as to prevent the entry of individuals with symptoms related to COVID‑19 in the employer’s facilities, preventing outbreaks within the workplace. The monitoring system shall not include temperature testing. Additionally, there must be a random follow-up on a daily basis to employees working remotely.
It is important to mention that these measures shall be adopted in coordination with the specific guidelines determined for each economic sector and with the recent modifications introduced by Resolution 223 of 2021 that are still in force.
Considering the foregoing, employers should review their biosafety protocols and proceed with corresponding modifications (if applicable).