PCR tests every two days for unvaccinated UAE federal government staff

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Federal government employees who are not vaccinated must now take a coronavirus PCR test every two days.

The decision, announced by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources on Sunday, will come into effect on August 29.

Previously the requirement was for a test every seven days.

The rule affects employees of all ministries and federal government departments. Local government departments are not necessarily affected by the decision.

In addition, any outsourcing companies and public contractors must ensure any unvaccinated employees entering federal offices are tested every two days, at the expense of the employer.

At 73 per cent, the vast majority of the population in UAE has been vaccinated.

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Updated: August 22nd 2021, 10:30 AM