The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) today released its protocol and guidelines for small and medium scale miners to follow during this COVID-19 pandemic. This protocol was developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and will be distributed to all miners in Guyana. It was compiled based on the GGDMA’s knowledge of what is practical and applicable to the local mining industry.
This document provides guidance for the small and medium scale miners to support a safe, clean, and healthy environment for workers. The guidance is not intended to revoke or repeal any employee’s rights, either statutory, regulatory or collectively bargained and is not exhaustive, as it does not include regional health orders, nor is it a substitute for any existing safety and health-related regulatory requirements.
The document will be regularly updated and modified as the situation demands and will be done in collaboration with the health authorities.