This Tip Sheet sets out useful information to support decision making in response to the impacts of COVID-19 on workers and employment. It
focuses on the following areas:
• Health and safety, including actions to prevent transmission;
• Job protection, including supporting workers through difficult times and building resilience for businesses to operate
during and after the immediate crisis;
• Responsible retrenchment as an option only if there is no other alternative, and how to reemploy those workers, when
possible, once the situation has improved.
Each section provides a short overview of the relevant issue, suggested approaches, and practical tips to consider. Clients
may share this internally and with contractors working on IFC-supported projects. Please see the disclaimer at the end
of the paper.