Saudi public sector employees to return to workplace from August 30, 2020 with enforced health precautions

Saudi public sector employees will return to their workplaces on Sunday, August 30, 2020, following an announcement by the Kingdom’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, after looking at the reports of the working team on health indicators and data in the cities and governorates of the Kingdom.

All preventive health protocols will be applied at workplaces, the source added.

The head of the government entity or its delegate will be able to approve remote work for a number of the entity’s employees if the number working remotely does not exceed 25 percent of the entity’s workforce.

The Ministry pointed out to the continuity of work in flexible working hours, and preventing the use of fingerprints in proving attendance, in addition to not enabling employees who are most vulnerable to disease exposure to attend workplaces.