Covid UAE: 70% Abu Dhabi govt staff to work from home; weekly PCR tests for employees

Covid UAE: 70% Abu Dhabi govt staff to work from home; weekly PCR tests for employees

Effective February 7, Abu Dhabi will reduce attendance at government and semi-government offices to 30 per cent

Also read: Cinemas shut in Capital, mall capacity set at 40%

The Abu Dhabi Government Media Office on Saturday took to social media, stating: “The Department of Government Support has approved reducing attendance at the workplace in Abu Dhabi government and semi-government entities to 30 per cent, to bolster precautionary measures implemented in the emirate and protect the health of employees and their families.”

The authority also announced remote working for all jobs that can be delivered fully from outside the workplace and also advised employees over the age of 60 and those with chronic diseases and weak immunity to work from home.

Compulsory Covid tests for unvaccinated staff

All employees who have not yet taken the Covid vaccine must undergo a PCR test for Covid-19 every seven days.

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“Volunteers in vaccine clinical trials and those vaccinated as part of national vaccination programmes who have active icons (gold star or letter E) on Alhosn app are exempted from the weekly test,” the media office added.

On Friday, cinemas in the Capital were ordered shut until further notice and malls were asked to function at 40 per cent capacity as a precautionary measure in the wake of the number of Covid-19 cases remaining consistently above the 3,000 mark for the past few weeks.


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