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Dubai Allows 50 Per Cent of Staff to Return to Work

Up to 50% of employees can resume working at the office, as part of the Dubai’s new ease of restrictions.

Posted on

27 May 2020

Last updated on 27 May 2020
Dubai Allows 50 Per Cent of Staff to Return to Work

Retailers and shops can have up to 70% of its workforce on duty.

Dubai Economy announced that companies will be allowed to have up to 50 per cent of employees on duty starting Wednesday, May 27.

The previous max capacity for workers in offices was 30 per cent. The announcement came after local authorities eased restrictions.

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For Dubai shops and retailers, the number of employees allowed on duty also went up from the previous 30 per cent maximum to 70 percent.

Salons can operate at 50 per cent of their capacity, with strict social distancing rules.

Malls can open any time between 6am and 10pm. Limited valet parking is also now allowed.

As The National reported this week, firms have begun to bring staff back in small numbers after more than 10 weeks at home.

Gyms, fitness centres, and cinemas may re-open at 50 percent capacity with mandatory social distancing measures of at least 2-metres. Fitness centres and sports clubs must install dividers between machines.

Regular sterilisation must also be implemented.

All staff and customers are required to wear masks while inside a public facility.

A minimum two-metre gap between employees’ workstations must be maintained.

On May 25, Dubai authorities announced the gyms, cinemas, educational, entertainment, leisure, and recreational venues may re-open.

The announcement includes the new Dubai curfew hours, extending the lockdown timings to 11pm - 6am.

Although children below 12 and adults above 60 years old are prohibited from entering most public facilities such as shopping malls and supermarkets, one concession allows children to visit kids’ salons if the hairdresser is located outside a mall or centre.

UAE confirms 822 new COVID-19 cases and 601 more recovered, bringing the total diagnosed cases in the country to 30, 207.