Abu Dhabi government issues guidelines for returning to work

Published: 20 May 2020 - 11 a.m.
By: Jane O'Neill
If you're going back to work in the capital after the Eid holiday, here are practices that workplaces need to apply.

The Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi (DED) said the measures are aimed at ensuring health and safety and are in line with measures imposed by the Abu Dhabi Emergency and Crisis Committee.

Low risk individuals can be in the workplace, but those who can do their jobs from home or remotely should continue to do so.

Who's low risk? Those aged between 18-55 who do not have any underlying health conditions who are living alone or with other low risk people.

High risk groups include anyone aged 55 and above, pregnant women and those living with older people, or those who have chronic health issues.

The DED also said that employers should accommodate parents who choose to work remotely while schools are closed.

Other guidelines to keep us safe include capping attendance at 30 per cent, social distancing, and sanitisation of work and communal spaces for some sectors.

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