UTS Covid-19 Response

UTS has implemented a number of measures to minimize the risks of the Covid-19 pandemic spreading at the workplace. These guidelines reflect the advice given by the UAE authorities in Abu Dhabi and the wider community.

To limit the spread, All UTS employees are vaccinated, and visitors are required to present ‘GREEN’  status on the Al Hosn app with a validity of 14 days.

Group of people wearning Mask and working in the office

In the broader sense, the measures also are a response by UTS to ensuring its business continuity plans adapt to an infectious disease preparedness and response plan.

UTS has adopted these procedures to ensure the safety and welfare of its employees and other stakeholders.

Office protocols

  1. From 29th March 2020, a roster was introduced to comply with the 30% attendance rule after publication of lockdown measures on 25 March 2020. The roster has developed to reflect the government plan to return to gradually normal working conditions.
  2. All employees are required to wear facemasks at all times in the office.
  3. All employees are required to follow social distancing rules. Meeting rooms and public areas have been zoned to ensure a distance of 2 meters between employees.
  4. Any employee who is feeling unwell for any reason is to report immediately to their supervisor and/or HR manager.
  5. All employees have been given guidance on the travel restrictions associated with the pandemic.
  6. Company notice boards give guidance on handwashing.
  7. Company has introduced individual hand sanitizers and desk disinfectant spray to office employees.
  8. IT working at home infrastructure introduced if an employee has to work from home.
  9. All employees are required to take a covid-19 test if requested to do so.

infographics explaining UTS covid instructions

Employee who test positive

  • If an employee tests positive, they are required to stay at home. They should identify any employee who had contact with them in the previous 48 hours.
  • Any employee who tests positive will quarantine for the statutory 14 days paid for by the Company. Once a negative test result is produced, the employee will be allowed back in the workplace.
  • Any employee who shares accommodation with others (non-UTS employees) and reports that one of sharers is positive will also be required to take a test if requested by the authorities or the company.