Cabinet Decides to Reduce Number of Employees Working in Private Sector

The Cabinet at its regular meeting chaired by HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, yeserday through video-conference, decided to extend the work of the cabinet decision issued at its regular meeting (12) for 2020 held on 3/18/2020, according to which it was decided, among other things, to reduce the number of employees present at the workplace of government entities.

It was also decided to reduce the number of workers present in the workplace in the private sector to 20% of the total number of workers in each entity, and 80% of the rest of the workers start their work remotely from their homes. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry shall in coordination with the concerned entities, determine the necessary activities exempted from this decision.

The working hours for employees and workers located in their workplace in the government and private sectors are six working hours per day, starting from seven in the morning until one in the afternoon.

Stores selling foodstuff, pharmacies and restaurants that do deliveries are excluded from this decision. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in co-ordination with the authorities concerned, shall determine the other necessary activities exempted from this decision.

Source: Government of Qatar