A maximum of 60 per cent of the workforce in the private sector is allowed to work on-site, according to a new directive issued by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development.
The directive tweeted by the Abu Dhabi Media Office on Monday evening also issued additional detailed precautionary measures which include determining which employees return to the workplace and those who should continue working remotely, as well as other measures including mandatory direct reporting of employees’ health status to the emirate’s health authorities should any of them display symptoms of the virus.
In line with measures to ensure business continuity while maintaining workplace health and safety, @AbuDhabiDED has issued a circular stipulating that private sector companies in #AbuDhabi may operate at a maximum on-site workforce capacity of 60 per cent. pic.twitter.com/ZUcGrBskv7
— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) July 27, 2020
The complete list of guidelines include:
– Relying on employees with low-risk health status.
– Requiring employees with a high-risk health status to work remotely.
– Conducting temperature checks on all employees and visitors, and prohibiting entry to anyone showing fever or virus symptoms.
– Wearing face masks and gloves.
– Installing floor signage indicating two-metre social distancing.
– Reporting anyone displaying fever or virus symptoms directly to the Department of Health.
– Closing all social areas.
– Regularly sanitising frequently touched surfaces.
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