Dubai employees allowed to work in offices only if “absolutely necessary”

The Dubai Government announced a partial easing of restrictions on movement in the emirate starting 24 April.
The Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management said the partial easing of restrictions on movements in Dubai was sought after carefully deliberating and evaluating the results of preventive measures imposed in the last three weeks.
The committee said the stringent measures put in place have significantly helped mitigate the impact of the crisis.
The move is aimed at restarting some commercial and economic activities while maintaining full commitment to adhere in precautionary and preventive measures set by UAE health authorities.
The total number of employees working from the office should not exceed 30 percent of the workforce. The rest of the staff must work remotely.
Employees who belong to high-risk groups such as pregnant women, employees over 60 years of age and those who have chronic disease must continue to work from home.
Moreover, employees and visitors must be regularly checked for temperature upon entry.
Employees who are ill or those showing signs must be prohibited from coming to work.
As per instructions, working hours in offices and business workplaces must not exceed 6 hours per day during Ramadan.
The committee highly recommended that all businesses to either minimize meetings or hold it through online platforms.
Offices are compelled to effectively sterilize their facilities, warehouses and vehicles according to the guidelines set.
Pantries, kitchens as well as canteens inside the offices and businesses will remain closed.
All employees are required to wear face masks inside and outside the office all the time. They must not be allowed to enter the premises if they not abide by the precautionary and preventive measures set by the government.

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