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Private sector companies in Abu Dhabi restricted to 60% on-site workforce capacity

Private sector companies in Abu Dhabi restricted to 60% on-site workforce capacity

Abu Dhabi has issued a new set of precautionary guidelines for all private sector firms operating within the emirate

Abu Dhabi

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.

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 and to restrict places where groups of five or more individuals can gather.

– Regularly sanitising frequently touched surfaces.

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