Measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19

O1 Properties is taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus at business centres. Although tenant companies at business centres have partially adjusted to remote work regimes, it is vitally important that increased measures be put in place and maintained at facilities in order to resist the spread of airborne virus. The measures that have been put in place are as follows:

- All employees of facility management company as well as employees of contractor companies undergo a mandatory thermometry procedure and an external examination to check for signs of illness.
- Visitor control and reception staff are wearing medical masks.
- Building surfaces on which viruses and bacteria can remain active for an extended period of time (door handles, elevator buttons, turnstiles) are disinfected with antibacterial agents once every 30 minutes.
- Hand sanitizers have been installed at all entrances to business centres.
- A thermometry system for all tenant employees and external guests has been introduced at some business centres.
- Scheduled disinfection of engineering systems, including air exchange systems, has been carried out at most facilities.

In connection with the Russian government’s announcement of a non-working period from March 28 to April 30, business centres which are owned by O1 Properties are be switched to an weekend operating regime in this period. The companies understand that some tenants are continuing to work, so access to business centres remains open for their employees. Support services will work in standby regime: only employees whose jobs are necessary to ensure functioning of the buildings will remain at their posts. 

Please watch the video where we give the update on the safety and prevention measures as response to COVID-19 outbreak.