AS businesses slowly begin to reopen, priority should be to make all workplaces safe from Covid-19 transmission, as required by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

It is essential that all safety precautions are in place before work resumes.

As the saying goes, “Discretion is the better part of valour”. It is wise to be careful and avoid unnecessary risks.

Employers should adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the Health Ministry and practise social distancing. Not all their staff should be back at the workplace. Some should still be working from home until the coast is clear.