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RAK: Covid-19 PCR tests mandatory for government employees every 7 days

RAK: Covid-19 PCR tests mandatory for government employees every 7 days

The directive is effective February 7 onwards, until further notice

All Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) government employees must undergo a PCR Covid-19 test at their own expense, starting February 7, until further notice.

RAK government’s HR department has issued Circular No. 3 stating the same.

The decision is subject to change based on the latest Covid-19 developments and relevant government decisions.

Those who are exempt from this rule include employees who have taken both the doses of the vaccine and also those who provide a medical report exempting them from taking the vaccine due to an illness or a health condition; the latter will undergo PCR tests at the government’s expense every seven days.

Outsourced and contracted public services companies must conduct a PCR test every three days for their representatives who have not received both doses of the vaccine before reporting to any RAK government premises.

Government employers shall, for a maximum of one month, bear the costs of testing conducted at medical centres affiliated with the country’s health ministry for the employees who have not yet been vaccinated due to the priority order set by the National Vaccination Programme.

The directive is in line with the UAE government’s efforts to stem the spread of the virus and ensure public health and safety.

In a ruling issued earlier this month, UAE federal government employees are expected to undergo a PCR Covid-19 test at their own expense every 7 days.

Read: UAE federal government employees to undergo Covid-19 PCR test every 7 days

Quarantining rules for UAE federal government employees were revised last week.

Read more: UAE updates quarantine rules for federal government employees

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