New COVID-19 protocols announced for federal entities in UAE – Gulf News

Modified procedures will be implemented from August 29
Abu Dhabi: The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) today issued a circular addressed to all ministries and federal entities, concerning the amendment of some procedures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic at the federal government level in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Prevention.
The modified procedure will be implemented as of Sunday, August 29.
The authority explained that all federal government employees are required to perform a nasal swab test “PCR test” every 48 hours, with the exception of employees who have received the two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Employees who have obtained a medical report from official health authorities in the country indicating that they cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to their health condition are excluded from the new procedures, provided that the employee is committed to performing a PCR test every 48 hours.
The circular added that outsourced companies and public services companies contracted by federal government entities (now and in the future) must conduct a PCR test every (48) hours for their employees working on a full-time basis at government offices at the expense of those companies.
Employees who have received the two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be exempted.
With regard to consultants and experts who are required to attend meetings or be present at government office premises, the circular pointed out that federal authorities are required to confirm the result of a PCR test performed within 48 hours, except for those who have taken two doses of the vaccine.

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