Coronavirus: Easing of restrictions means some Dubai staff can return to the office

Government recommends continuing to work from home unless 'absolutely necessary'

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The easing of coronavirus restrictions in Dubai has meant workers are now allowed to return to the office providing it was “absolutely necessary”.

The number of people in the office should not exceed 30 per cent though, according to Dubai Government.

“The partial easing of restrictions is aimed at restarting some commercial and economic activities,” the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management said in a video that was shared online.

Dubai eases Covid-19 restrictions

Dubai eases Covid-19 restrictions
Dubai eases Covid-19 restrictions

“It is highly recommended that all businesses minimise meetings or hold online meetings.”

Any employee aged over 60 or pregnant must work remotely from home.

Office canteens and kitchens have to remain closed as well according to the video.

Employees must wear face masks and have their temperatures checked regularly.

A strict 24-hour lockdown across Dubai had been in place for two weeks to curb the spread of coronavirus.

However, it was confirmed on Thursday night that the restrictions were being eased with people allowed to move freely, for essential travel and exercise, between 6am and 10pm.