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Covid-19: Abu Dhabi publishes new guidelines for government employees

No more than 35% of Abu Dhabi Government employees are allowed to work from offices as per new regulations

Covid-19: Abu Dhabi publishes new guidelines for government employees

Before leaving home, government employees in Abu Dhabi have been asked to take their temperature and avoid public transportation networks.

Abu Dhabi Government employees will have to scan QR codes on their phones as they enter workplaces as part of a rash of new safety measures implemented to combat the spread of Covid-19, the Abu Dhabi Government Media Office has announced.

As part of the new rules, no more than 35 percent of office staff will be allowed to work in government offices, even as employees around the country return to their offices on Sunday.

As per the new regulations, paperwork should be avoided. Face masks and gloves are to be worn at all times, and prayer rooms and shared areas are to remain closed.

Additionally, glass barriers must be installed to keep distance between employees and customers, who are to remain ‘socially distant’ at two metres apart.

Before leaving home, government employees in Abu Dhabi have been asked to take their temperature and avoid public transportation networks.

Once at work, their temperature will be again taken and a QR code scanned. No further details on the QR code were given.

“Government entities continue to work at full capacity while applying the guidelines and taking into accounting that that maximum attendance does not exceed 35 percent of the workplace capacity,” reads a notice from the Department of Government Support. “Capacity of government entities to be reviewed and updated weekly, as per requirements.”

Employees who live with people who have tested positive for Covid-19, or who show symptoms, are exempt from having to return to offices, as are those who suffer from chronic underlying health conditions or who need to care for family members.

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