Abu Dhabi government sets criteria for employees returning to work

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Authorities in Abu Dhabi have released a set for guidelines for employees returning to the workplace.

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 55 are allowed to resume official duties as long as they are in good health and are not living with anyone with underlying health issues.

Meanwhile, pregnant women, people aged over 55 as well as those suffering from chronic diseases cannot return to work as they face a higher risk of getting infected.

Employers have been urged not to penalise or put pressure on staff who are not eligible to return to work.

Companies must also ensure that the capacity of the workplace doesn’t exceed 30 per cent. The only exceptions are construction, manufacturing and utilities sectors.

The latest guidelines have been issued by Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development as part of ongoing efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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