Joint British Business Group COVID-19 Response

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Responses to COVID-19

We provide members and guests with up to date information regarding COVID-19 to give clarity and ‘ground truths’

Department of Health - New Measures for Healthcare Professionals

Ministry of EconomyMinistry of Economy announces reduction in fees for 94 of its services

Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship UAE (ICAUAE)UAE residency, visit visas to be valid till December 2020

Afridi & AngellNew cost relief measures implemented by UAE authorities in response to COVID-19: 19.4.20

MoHRE – Launch of The National Program to Support the Stability of The Labour Market in the Private Sector

MoHRE – Ministerial Resolution No. 281 of 2020, promulgated by the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation on 29 March 2020, contains a requirement that all employers must test their employees for symptoms of COVID-19 at least twice a day, upon entering and upon leaving the workplace

WAM Emirates News Agency – Abu Dhabi Government launches ‘Digital Month’ initiative

Schluter Graf – UAE’s preventive measures, travel restrictions and anticipatory economic packages in the wake of COVID-19

UAE National Emergency Crisis & Disasters Management Authority – Weqaya pertaining to COVID-19

PRO Partner Group – UAE Government Department Updates

UAE Department of Health – Global Tracker, up-to-date stats of current COVID-19 cases across the world

Afridi & Angell – UAE Government Department Updates 3.4.2020 / ‘Sterilisation & Stay At Home’ and clarity on Remote Work in Private Sector Establishments Resolution

(Free COVID-19 Advice Hotline extended until 20 April 2020. Contact:

Clyde & Co - The UAE has released the full list of 122 categories for 100% in the mainland under the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Law. 

The BBGs have compiled a directory of offers of free support, from across multiple sectors of our memberships. If you need support in these areas, please reach out to the points of contact listed accordingly:

Nick Cochrane-Dyet MBE
Chairman of BBG Abu Dhabi


John Martin St.Valery
Chairman BBG Dubai & Northern Emirates

A Joint message from the Chairmen of BBG Abu Dhabi

In April 2020, the Joint BBG’s conducted a survey across our membership to collate information on the impact COVID-19 is having on their companies.

This resource was produced by THC as an expression of support for the BBG and the broader business community.