Dubai has announced its decision to resume the work of public sector employees with 50 percent workforce from 31st May, and 100 percent staff from 14th June 2020. The decision was revealed by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council in his latest tweet.
The announcement is as per the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. This comes under the framework of gradual restoration of normal life and is within the perspective of intensive preventive measures.
The UAE will however, continue to implement strict precautionary measures in government offices, said Sheikh Hamdan, adding that this decision forms part of the comprehensive plan by the government to restore normalcy in the emirate, while also making sure that all preventive and precautionary measures outlined by the health authorities are taken into account.
Sheikh Hamdan also explained that the decision is inline with the cautious approach by Dubai Government to protect the health and safety of nationals and residents and the reopening of economy.
The Government is committed to support its economic sectors and those impacted by the aftermath of the global pandemic crisis. The highly efficient technology infrastructure of Dubai has helped the city in overcoming the challenges brought about by the pandemic.
Dubai has set an example to the world in managing crisis and finding innovative ways to support the economy and protect the community, the Crown Prince said.
Sheikh Hamdan further emphasized that all government entities in Dubai should be fully committed to enforce precautionary measures so as to protect the wellbeing of customers and employees.
The leadership places highest priority on the health and safety of the community, he said.
Meanwhile, the Director General of Dubai Government Human Resources Department, Abdullah Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi said that the decision, however, permits some employees to continue working from home. The employees eligible for remote working include the elderly, those with underlying health and chronic conditions, pregnant women, people of determination and those with compromised immunity.
Al Falasi has urged the customers to make use of smart solutions to avail government services as that will help in protecting both employees and customers.
The Dubai Government Human Resources Department will shortly issue a circular to all Dubai Government entities with details of measures regarding resumption of full operations at office.