Bahrain has suspended all visas upon arrival. Anyone attempting to enter Bahrain must have a Bahrain residence permit or secure a visa in advance (See Announcement). All arriving passengers will be tested for COVID-19 and regardless of the outcome of the COVID-19 test, be quarantined for 14 days (See Announcement).
Employers must immediately report suspected cases of COVID-19 but it is solely at the discretion of employers whether they wish to send home employees who are of direct contact of a positive COVID-19 patient until the results of direct contacts are received (See Workplaces Guidelines).
Employers are encouraged to;
(1) actively urge sick employees to stay at home, while making clear to employees that this absence will be treated as paid sick leave,
(2) separate sick employees,
(3) educate staff on respiratory etiquette, while providing adequate tissues, touchless disposal receptacles, sanitizers, and masks for sick employees,
(4) provide timely information to employees on the latest developments, including guidance and briefings from occupational health and safety officers, and reassure employees and other relevant persons, e.g. customers, of the measures being taken to ensure their well-being at the workplace,
(5) make sure workplaces are clean and hygienic, surfaces (e.g. desks and tables) and objects (e.g. telephones, keyboards) need to be wiped with disinfectant regularly (minimum daily) (See Workplaces Guidelines).
Employers should continue to check with relevant authorities for the latest information:
– Ministry of Health COVID-19 Page