The staff will be on a tele-working shift, according to a departmentally pertinent ratio, to reduce work space density to its least amount (e.g. 30% will work from home or work at a smart-work place).
Managerial level officials, including Director-Generals and Directors, shall be designated as essential workers and keep their regular work arrangement.
Employees who are pregnant and/or commuting a long distance shall be given priority in the tele-working arrangement.
It is compulsory for workers to wear a face mask at work. As a measure of social distancing, workers should avoid any non-essential face-to-face meetings and use instead of written reports as a primary tool of communication which can be complemented by telephone and email communication. Also, workers need to meet with visitors in a designated area furnished with self-care utilities including hand sanitizers.
Work Arrangement for Field Survey Duties
Tele-working environments and arrangements have been set-up in preparation for the potential shutdown in branch offices. Survey methods can be changed into a non-face-to-face mode such as using internet, telephones and fax machine. Also, surveys may be postponed when necessary.
Regarding the training for field enumerators, Statistics Korea produced video training materials (e-learning) replacing classroom training.
If necessary, Statistics Korea will utilize existing survey results to reduce the burden of respondents. In such cases, the minimum sets of data focused mainly on changes and updates shall be collected from field surveys. Also, Statistics Korea will cooperate with the relevant government agencies for acquiring the available administrative data in a timely manner to complement and replace survey data.
Field Survey Guidelines Under Confirmed Cases(s) of COVID-19