Given the improvement of the overall epidemiological situation in Spain, Applus+ IDIADA’s headquarters is adapting its preventive measures against Covid-19 according to new government regulations.

According to them, from 20th April 2022 on, the wearing of facemasks indoors is no longer required except in specific places (public transport, medical centres, nursing homes and pharmacies).  Additionally, official guidance calls for the gradual return to in-person work and to encourage remote working where possible.

 

Preventive measures still in force within IDIADA’s headquarters premises

Safeguarding clients, employees and visitors’ health and safety is of paramount importance for IDIADA. Therefore, we will continue to monitor the situation ensuring that safe distances and cleaning and disinfection measures are kept, providing appropriate protective equipment according to the level of risk, as well as ensuring the ventilation of spaces.

The use of face masks within IDIADA’s premises both outdoors and indoors is no longer obligatory, except in small, enclosed spaces and when a minimum distance of 1,5m cannot be guaranteed.

Workshops

Obligatory use of FPP2 masks when conducting mechanical or instrumentation tasks in which the 1,5m distance cannot be kept.

Offices and meeting rooms

Obligatory use of surgical mask in situations where the 1,5m distance cannot be kept.

Shared test vehicles

The obligatory use of surgical masks in shared test vehicles. 

Medical clinic

The use of surgical masks is compulsory.

Canteen

Group tables are re-established indoors with staggered seating, with maximum ventilation at all times. Outside, individual tables will be maintained.  

We strongly recommend that those who have mild symptoms or suspect that they may be asymptomatic cases should wear a mask at all times and keep a safe distance to protect other colleagues.

 

Visiting IDIADA’s headquarters facilities in Spain

All passengers arriving in Spain by air, regardless of the country of origin, and including nationals returning to their home, must have one of these documents:

EU Digital Covid Certificate or EU equivalent

Vaccination against Covid-19, OR a negative certificate of an active infection diagnostic test, OR a certificate of recovery after passing the disease.

SPTH Health Control Form – QR code

If not in the possession of an EU Digital Covid Certificate or EU equivalent, you must fill in the SPTH Health Control Form entering the data of your vaccination, recovery, or diagnostic test certificate.

Third-country nationals

More information about entry requirements for third-country nationals visiting Spain.

  • Travellers from non-EU/Schengen countries should confirm with their consulate and airline regarding conditions for returning to country of origin.

 

PCR and antigen testing service at IDIADA

To assist our clients, IDIADA provides a PCR and antigen testing service in order to satisfy entry requirements for some countries:

PCR

PCR testing conducted by local health authorities’ appointed laboratories is available for clients as required upon return to their home countries. Test results will be provided within 24h. To arrange an appointment for PCR testing, please ask your IDIADA contact person.

Antigen test (Ag)

IDIADA operates antigen test services on its premises. These are available to all employees, clients, and visitors. Our medical centre is operational 24/7 to attend clients, employees, and visitors.

 

IDIADA is a safe and healthy workplace

IDIADA headquarters obtained the ISO 45001 certification for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems at the end of 2021. This prestigious international standard, required by many of our clients, recognizes the company's efforts to minimize risks and provide a safe and healthy working environment.

This external certification is in addition to those already carried out periodically by the Spanish administration. It also confirms the robustness of the health and safety management system at IDIADA and highlights the continuous effort to ensure the safety of all of us.

IDIADA is a Covid-19 Responsible Company

IDIADA has been certified as a Covid-19 Responsible Company after passing the audit carried out by the company AGS. During the certification process, the following procedures and equipment were audited:

  • Covid-19 management system
  • Preventive measures and Covid-19 protocols
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Coordination with suppliers and clients
  • Protocols established in case of diagnosis of positive case

IDIADA is strongly committed to maintaining the health and safety of its clients, visitors and employees.

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