Salt kills yeast. You should avoid having them touch directly.
It's more common to add salt to water, then add your flour and IDY. Or, you can start with flour, add your IDY and salt separately, e.g. add half flour, then salt, then other half flour, then IDY.
IDY doesn't need to be hydrated in water. You should add it with other dry ingredients.
It's always good to post your recipe with questions like this.