100% Government Employees To Work From Office Starting 14 June

Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, announced that 50% of government employees will work from the office starting Sunday, 31 May, 2020.

What’s In It?

According to a new decision approved by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan, 100% of government employees will start working from the office  from 14 June, 2020. Precautionary measures will continue to be strictly enforced in government offices.

The decision is part of the Government of Dubai’s comprehensive plan to restore normalcy in the emirate while also ensuring all precautionary and preventive measures outlined by health authorities are stringently implemented. Various vital sectors exempted from the initial restrictions on movement are already following these measures. Other sectors that have resumed operations as part of the gradual reopening of economic activities are also strictly following preventive steps.

The Crown Prince affirmed that all precautionary measures will be stringently implemented and closely monitored to ensure compliance.

H.H. explained that the decision is consistent with the Government of Dubai’s measured approach to protecting the health and safety of citizens and residents and reopening the economy.

What Else?

Furthermore, some employees can still to continue working remotely from home. These include the elderly, employees with underlying health and chronic conditions, people of determination, pregnant women and those with compromised immunity.

On the other hand, residents are advised to use smart solutions to obtain government services, which help ensure both employees and customers are protected. The Dubai Government Human Resources Department will issue a circular at a later date to all Dubai government entities outlining details of the measures related to resumption of full operations at the office.

Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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