The Abu Dhabi Department of Government Support issued Circular No. 16 of 2020 to all government entities and companies in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi requiring the following measures to be taken:
- All employees attending the workplace to undertake a Nasal Swab Test (PCR) once every 14 days, the cost of which is to be borne by the employee. Employees who have received the COVID-19 vaccine are exempt from such requirement; and
- Any outsourcing or service companies who have or will contract with government entities are required to ensure that their employees have obtained the COVID-19 vaccine in instances where they are required to attend the government entity’s workplace.
The above requirements came into force on 10 January 2020.
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