COVID-19 Update: Changes in Working Hours, Precautions to Follow – A Guide from an Outsourcing Service in Qatar

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Are you currently working in Qatar? Did you know that Qatar has recently reimposed restrictions due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in the country?

This means there are new safety protocols in place, which came into effect from April 9, 2021, until further notice.

Here’s a quick guide from B2C Solutions, a leading outsourcing service in Qatar, on the latest precautions to follow for the health and safety of workers and employers:

WORK TIMINGS

• 20% of government and private sector staff to work from home

• Reduce employee numbers in public and private sector workplaces to 50%, excluding the military, security, and health sectors 

• All meetings are held remotely, while urgent face-to-face business meetings are restricted to five people

• Many companies in Qatar today, consider working in split teams, alternating shifts, or alternating days

• Flexible working hours are set for vulnerable employees or those with health issues.

• Prohibit personal visits during office hours. Recruiters like B2C Solutions 

SAFETY MEASURES

• Thermal screening of employees and visitors is a must.

• Entry is prohibited for those with 38 degrees or above body temperature.

• Employees and visitors must present green status of Etheraz App to allow entry.

• 1.5 meters minimum distance between staff during their work (9 m2 per person) is recommended.

• Regular hand hygiene and disinfection.​

• Wear masks at all times.​

• Notify the management if you feel any COVID-19 symptoms, or are caring for a COVID positive relative.

Local authorities announced the above raft of measures to curtail the COVID-19 spread in the workplace. B2C advises everyone to do your part to help the frontliners fight COVID-19.​

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