The U-LEAD with Europe Programme continues to help ASCs stay safe during quarantine. As of April 20, 130 more Administrative Service Centres (ASCs) in the hromadas received the marking and safety sets to help ensure quarantine regulations for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. The equipment was provided by the U-LEAD with Europe Programme which is funded by the EU and its Member States Germany, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Estonia and Slovenia.
Overall, the Programme contributed to organisation of safe ASC space for personnel and visitors during quarantine in almost 500 hromadas across Ukraine, which participate in the Programme’s Support to Improved Administrative Service Delivery. Two previous deliveries of the sets were conducted in 2020, and the third one – in February 2021.
“Access to public services in a modern, digital and transparent way is crucial for the quality of life in hromadas. At the same time, the environment of the Administrative Service Centres must be safe for visitors and employees and I am proud that the EU-funded U-LEAD Programme has helped to ensure proper safety standards of the ASC premises in times of quarantine caused by COVID-19. With this latest delivery, almost 500 ASCs have received proper safety sets”, said Xavier Camus, head of the Good Governance and Rule of Law section at the EU Delegation to Ukraine.
Every set includes a large protective screen for ASCs reception desk, individual protective screens for the staff, stickers to mark safe distance in waiting and visitor reception areas, and stickers reminding to put on a face mask when entering the facility and to thoroughly wash hands in the restroom. The set was designed based on international experience as well as government and expert recommendations for service centres on how to ease the quarantine: https://tsnap.ulead.org.ua/exit.
“In the current circumstances we are eager to support the hromadas to create and maintain a comfortable and safe environment for provision of services and consultations. The work of our team on establishment and modernisation of ASCs in hromadas is nearing completion, so this fourth delivery of marking and safety sets is final. We hope that these tools will help both the staff and visitors to provide and receive services more safely during the pandemic”, stated Susanna Dellans, Sida Programme Director of U-LEAD with Europe.
The full list of hromadas that received the sets is available here.
Video on how to use the set: