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UAE: Updating the precautionary measures against the COVID-19 pandemic
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The Department of Human Resources in Ajman has issued a circular to all government agencies regarding updating the precautionary measures against the Covid-19 pandemic "Corona" in the Ajman government, which will be implemented as of its date.

The Department of Human Resources in Ajman has issued a circular to all government agencies regarding updating the precautionary measures against the Covid-19 pandemic "Corona" in the Ajman government, which will be implemented as of its date.

And the text of the circular, which comes in line with the directions of the UAE government in addressing the pandemic and limiting its repercussions, stresses the need for all government agencies to commit to updating procedures for dealing with contact cases.

The circular indicated that the period of quarantine for the employee in contact is seven days or any other period to be decided by the competent authorities in the country in the future, and if the job is capable of working remotely, the government entity applies the remote work system to the employee in contact for the first time and in the event of repeated contact The quarantine period is considered an annual leave or unpaid leave if he does not have a balance, and cases of contact that take place at the workplace or confirmed cases of relatives up to the first degree are excluded from the application of the rule of repeated contact, provided that contact is proven by providing the employee to the government entity with a report or A medical statement from the competent authorities in the country indicating the time and duration of the prescribed quarantine.

The circular specifies the types of violations and the penalties involved in the event of repetition. It includes eight violations, which is a violation of non-compliance with wearing medical masks in workplaces in accordance with the health procedures in force, a violation of the employee shaking hands with others at work in light of the precautionary measures, and a violation of the gathering of a number of employees at the workplace without achieving the conditions for social separation according to the instructions from the competent authorities. The previous violations entail three penalties, the first time it is a written warning, and in the event of repetition the second time, one day will be deducted from the basic salary, and the third time the penalty will be a three day deduction from the basic salary.