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Abu Dhabi Allows 35 Per Cent of Government Staff Back in Offices

The new work guidelines include the maximum staff attendance permitted and what type of work is prohibited.

Posted on

31 May 2020

Last updated on 1 June 2020
Abu Dhabi Allows 35 Per Cent of Government Staff in Offices

Office employees must undergo temperature checks.

The Abu Dhabi Government Media Office announced the Capital’s latest updates to their health and safety guidelines for government employees.

According to the new guidelines, the number of staff resuming work in Abu Dhabi government offices must not exceed 35 per cent. Workers are required to scan QR codes on their phones before entering their office building.

Staff are also prohibited from doing any paperwork.

Who’s not allowed to return to the office?

The following are the government employees who are ineligible to resume work at the office.

  • Those who have chronic diseases
  • Those who live with people who have the virus or show symptoms
  • Employees above the age of 60
  • Staff experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • People of determination
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Parents with children below Grade 10
  • Staff who live with vulnerable groups, including the elderly, pregnant women, children, and people with chronic illnesses

Abu Dhabi continues to maintain a curfew between 10pm to 6am.

Returning employees are advised to avoid handshakes, and must keep a social distance of 2 metres.

UAE health authorities confirmed 726 new cases of coronavirus and two more deaths, bringing the country’s total to 33,896.