Qatar Ministry of Public Health issues sick leave guidelines for all employees in quarantine
Qatar , Qatar
24 April 2021, 12:00 AM
30 April 2021, 12:00 AM
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has issued guidelines regarding sick leaves to all employees during the isolation and quarantine period associated with COVID-19. The guidelines are implemented from April 21.
The ministry clarified that the employee, who is confirmed to have COVID-19 and the result of the coronavirus examination (PCR) test shows that he has an active (infectious) infection, must be placed under appropriate isolation for a period not less than 14 days, adding if the test result shows that the employee has an infection which is non-infectious, then the employee must be placed under appropriate isolation for a period of 7 days.
The "Ehteraz" app will be in red for the duration of the health isolation, indicating that the said period of isolation is considered "sick leave", and in the event that the case is required to enter the hospital and the isolation period is extended for a period of more than 14 days, the entire period will be considered as sick leave until the recovery from the disease.
The Ministry of Public Health urged all employees to adhere to preventive measures in the workplace, and employers must ensure a safe work environment with adequate work space and good ventilation for their employees in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Public Health in this regard.