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Unvaccinated UAE govt must take annual leave to self-isolate

January 27, 2021
Employees of the UAE’s federal government who have not been vaccinated and have either contracted coronavirus or come into close contact with a person who has tested positive must self isolate while using up annual leave, according to a directive issued by the UAE’s Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR). — Courtesy photo
Employees of the UAE’s federal government who have not been vaccinated and have either contracted coronavirus or come into close contact with a person who has tested positive must self isolate while using up annual leave, according to a directive issued by the UAE’s Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR). — Courtesy photo

ABU DHABI — Employees of the UAE’s federal government who have not been vaccinated and have either contracted coronavirus or come into close contact with a person who has tested positive must self isolate while using up annual leave, according to a directive issued by the UAE’s Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR).

The authority added that the employees, however, could be asked to work from home while in quarantine.

The authority also said employees (who tested positive, been in contact with someone infected, or taken either the first or second dose of the vaccine) will require to record their health status on the federal government's human resource management system (Bayanati) which has been updated to allow employees to log in data and manage all their COVID-19-related requests.

The authority urged federal government employees to adhere to all precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus, and for federal entities to ensure that guidelines are being enforced.

It also called on all federal bodies to submit a weekly report on the status of their employees (numbers infected, those who have come into contact with a positive case, and those vaccinated).

The authority announced that it will host a virtual workshop for employees on Feb. 1 (Monday) to further clarify the electronic requirements mentioned in the Circular.


January 27, 2021
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