Amending the procedures for dealing with the Covid 19 pandemic in government agencies in Ajman
The Department of Human Resources in Ajman issued a circular to all government agencies in the emirate regarding the amendment of the procedures for dealing with the Covid 19 pandemic for Ajman government employees, provided that it will be implemented as of next February 2, as all Ajman government employees must undergo a nose swab examination (PCR) every 7 Days, at the employee's own expense, with the exception of employees who have received two doses of "Covid-19" vaccine.
The issuance of the circular comes in line with the directions of the United Arab Emirates government in addressing the pandemic, limiting its repercussions, and preserving the health of employees within a safe work environment and based on the decision of the Chairman of the Executive Council No. (7) for the year 2020 AD regarding effective crisis management in the Ajman government, and later the circulars Issued by the Human Resources Department regarding contacts, precautionary measures and preventive measures.
The circular urges all government agencies in Ajman to implement the procedures received for their employees and employees of outsourcing and public services companies, as well as for employees of advisory services and expertise houses that deal with them, as employees must conduct a nose swab examination (PCR) every 7 days, at the employee's expense. With the exception of employees who have received two doses of the "Covid-19" vaccine, and employees who obtain a medical report or certificate approved by the official health authorities in the country indicating that they cannot receive the "Covid-19" vaccine according to their health or sickness, provided that they Conducting the nasal swab test (PCR) every 7 days, and government agencies bear the expenses of conducting the examination in this case.
With regard to employees of outsourcing companies, public services companies and other companies that are contracted with by government agencies (current and future), to conduct a nose swab examination (PCR) for their employees who are present, or who will be present on a daily basis in the workplace of the government agency, every 7 days, At the expense of those contracted companies or the institute for them, with the exception of the employees of those companies who received the two doses of the vaccine.
The employees of consulting firms and expert houses must also be in the event of contracting with those companies by government agencies, and whose employees are required to pass to the workplace of the government agency, to attend meetings, discussions and other tasks according to the contract, so the government entity must ensure that the employees of these companies are shown For a valid test result of a nasal swab (PCR) for no more than 3 days, with the exception of employees who have received two doses of the "Covid-19" vaccine.
Employees returning to the country from abroad, according to the circular, must apply quarantine until the result of the examination appears and a commitment to conduct a Covid examination (19) upon arrival at the country’s territory, and if the employee’s examination result appears positive, then the employee is subject to sick leave in accordance with the rules established in the calculation of sick leave shown in The Human Resources Law and its implementing regulations, if the employee’s examination result appears negative, the employee must start work on the next day after the result appears, and the leave between the employee’s arrival to the state’s land and until the examination result appears as annual leave or unpaid leave in the absence of leave balance In all cases, the period between return from travel and starting work may not exceed a period of three days, and the legal rules established regarding the official working hours shall be applied in the event that this period is exceeded without a legitimate excuse accepted by the competent authority in the government agency.
The circular stipulated to amend the period of quarantine for cases of contact and mentioned in previous circulars, so that the period of quarantine is ten days, or any period determined by the competent authorities in the country at a later time, and that contact is confirmed by presenting a report or medical statement from the competent authorities in the state explaining the conditions of contact.
The Human Resources Department urged all government agencies in the emirate to spread the necessary awareness and encourage and empower its employees and workers to go for the "Covid-19" vaccine.
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