Reopening responsibly: Safety first as Dubai government offices back to 100%
Published on June 14, 2020 at 13.20
Staff at the KHDA office after Dubai government workforce returned to 100% capacity on Sunday.
The government offices in Dubai resumed working with 100 per cent capacity from today, while those in Sharjah resumed with 30 per cent staff.
Employees resume work with 100% capacity as restrictions were further relaxed by the Dubai government.
A top official told Khaleej Times on Saturday that the measures the authorities have implemented will boost employees' sense of safety and security and offer them mental support.
In cooperation with specialists and psychologists, Dewa also has set up a helpline for its staff for psychological support
Fifty per cent of Dubai's government employees returned to offices on May 31, while several private sector offices started operating at full capacity from June 3.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, had previously announced that all precautionary measures against the spread of Covid-19 will be strictly implemented and offices closely monitored to ensure compliance.
The measures implemented at the authority's offices include flexible working hours to limit congestion when entering or leaving; continuous sterilisation; providing disinfectants, hand sanitisers, face masks and gloves; and thermal cameras for temperature checks.
In Dubai and Sharjah, certain categories of employees like the elderly, those with underlying health and chronic conditions, people of determination and pregnant women will continue to work from home.