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New fines for UAE government employees violating Covid-19 rules

 

DUBAI – UAE government employees will be slapped with a maximum 10-day salary cut if they are found violating the country’s Covid-19 precautionary measures.

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources issued a circular on the matter recently. Violations include shaking hands and failing to wear a face mask at work.

A maximum 10-day salary cut will be imposed on anyone infected with Covid-19 but have still reported for work, or refused treatment.

Government employees who do not report that they have Covid-19 symptoms will be given a three-day salary cut, while repeat offenders face a maximum of 10-day salary cut.

List of violations and fines for UAE government employees violating Covid-19 rules

Refusing Covid-19 test – one-day salary cut on first offence, 3-day salary cut on second offence, 5-day salary cut on third offence

Sharking hands – warning on first and second offence, one-day salary cut on third offence

Failure to wear mask – warning on first offence, one-day salary cut on second offence and 3-day pay cut on third offence

Not reporting Covid-19 symptoms – 3-day salary cut on first offence, 10-day salary cut for repeat offence

Leaving UAE without approval – 3-day salary deduction on first offence, 5-day salary deduction on second offence, 10-day salary deduction on third offence

Returning to UAE without following health requirements – 3-day salary deduction on first offence, 5-day salary deduction on second offence, 10-day salary deduction on third offence

Managers failing to act on employees with Covid-19 symptoms – warning on first offence, one-day salary cut on second offence and 3-day pay cut on third offence

Failure to disclose contact with Covid patient – One-day pay cut on first offence, 3-day pay cut on second offence, 5-day pay cut on third offence

Failure to comply with home quarantine – One-day pay cut on first offence, 3-day pay cut on second offence, 5-day pay cut on third offence

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