Hostel Students COVID Prevention Guide

Most student hostels are now opening gradually all around the world; unfortunately, the challenges of COVID still exist around us. 


To prevent spreading the pandemic again, students should adopt the basic SOPs and precautionary measures to keep safe themselves as well as others.


The WHO instructions/basic guidelines for educational institutions or student hostels are already announced and the World Health Organization has introduced several preventive steps.


According to the set SOPs, it is necessary for the hostel management should develop a comprehensive standard of procedures and implement them properly. How to find the best hostel?


Hostel Students COVID_19 Guidelines


In this article, we’ll try our best to provide you the basic and knowledgeable information about COVID repercussions and its safety tips. 


So the hostel management including students can easily understand the standard SOPs to prevent it from spreading in the hostel.



What primary COVID precautionary measures hostel management should take?

Hostel management including health specialists should implement a comprehensive standard of procedures for all students and management teams. Some key points and prevention measures are below.


Install Disinfection Gate:
It is very necessary to install disinfection gates at all entry points and conduct proper screening procedures to avoid the virility of the coronavirus. 
Hostel management deputed trained staff to operate the disinfection gate and collect virus-related data.


Entry Gate Check-Up:
Place punctual staff to conduct physical checkups of all incoming students or employees to make sure all are known to the hostel security team. 
Hostel management should make sure all entry points are functioning according to the instructions.


Temperature Check:
Depute health-related train staff to check the temperature of all incomings and record all indicators and share them with concerned officials.


Check Vaccination Certificate:
As per the health protocol, vaccination certificates from all students or new incoming students should show up at the entry gate. 
The verification process vaccination certificates should place at the entry points to get the certificate verified.


Restrict Unnecessary Items:
The hostel management should circulate the notice to all students to minimize their room items, and don’t allow unnecessary items to be kept in the room. 
An entry gate security doesn’t allow entering huge items into the hostel premises.


Avoid Hand Shakings:
Circulate awareness papers/display banners on the hostel premises to educate students or hostel staff to avoid hand shakings and install CCTV to monitor all activities of hostel students/staff.


Allow Dedicated Food Plates/Cups:
With proper coordination of kitchen staff, make sure all students/staff use their own cups or plates for food. Orient students/staff to not share their personal things with others.


Minimize Cold Water Usage:
With help of the health team, organize short sessions to deliver lectures to the students or staff about cold water usage. 
As per the physician’s recommendations, cold water is not best for health and it may cause novel coronavirus


Adhere to Social Distancing Standards:
Hostel management should visit each and every room to check the distancing of all things i.e. sleeping bed, study table, chairs, and other common things.


Use Good Quality Face Mask:
Currently, there are dozens of face masks available on the market, several face masks have low-quality materials a do not stop healing bacteria, so it is necessary to provide trustworthy and reliable face masks to all hostel staff and students.


Avoid Joint Gatherings:
Before the vaccination process is completed in the hostel, management should ban all types of joint gatherings among the staff, and make sure the students should follow the same in their respective areas or rooms.


Minimize College Bus Seats:
Until or unless the COVID vaccination completion, management allows a minimum number of students can avail of the transport facilities, and try to hire more buses to distribute students into different buses. For more details about transport-related SOPs, go to the official source.


Avoid Exchanging Things:
Organize awareness sessions to provide advanced-level information about COVID and how to prevent it. Such things sharing causes virus virility. 


So the hostel management adopts the standard policies in the hostel jurisdiction. Students and staff completely avoid sharing such things.


Dedicate Quarantine Areas:
For preventive measures, the hostel management allocates separate spaces for the quarantine of suspected persons to prevent the spread of the virus. 
 A dedicated portion should allocate to stay away from others.


Provide Oxygen and Ventilator Facilities:
In recent experience, most people effects due to a shortage of oxygen availability in hospitals, for covering the same issues, hostel management makes, sure enough, oxygen cylinders available on the premises of the hostel with ventilator facilities.


Conduct Room Spray Exercise:
The hostel management should allocate a dedicated team to visit every room and do the spray campaign. It must be done with the approval of the concerned authorities. 
Hostel management announces the campaign days, so the students stay away for the mentioned period to avoid other circumstances.


Complete Wash Common Area:
The common area, just like the cafeteria, garden, meeting hall, and other common premises should be neat and clean. 
Management dedicates a progressive team to doing this every day or even twice a day to prevent health issues.


Dear students, we hope this article will provide you the basic steps to prevent yourself from COVID infections. The above-mentioned- points are basic knowledge and we need to adopt more measures.

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