NEWS ALERT | Saudi Public Sector Staff Return On Aug.30, But Health Precautions Enforced

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi public sector employees will return to their workplaces on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, following an announcement by the Kingdom’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.

The ministry said it based its decision on health indicators in the cities and governorates of the Kingdom.

Employees have been working remotely as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus amid global pandemic.

The ministry said employees would be required to follow strict rules imposed in the workplace to prevent the spread.

However, department heads will be able to approve remote work for employees if the number working remotely does not exceed 25 percent of the entity’s workforce.

Those most at risk of infection, according to the classification of the National Center for Disease Prevention and Control, will still be able to work from home.

These include people over the age of 65, and those with chronic lung disease or severe asthma, chronic heart disease, inherited immunodeficiency, acquired immune deficiency, or obesity.

The fingerprint login system will remain suspended until further notice and employees will further notice and employees will continue performing their duties according to the approved flexible hours system.

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