Training institutions given green light
TDT | Manama
Training institutions in Bahrain’s private sector can resume their activities starting 3 September 2020, as the Kingdom continues to ease its coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. Jameel Humaidan, the Minister of Labour and Social Development, announced this in a circular released to training institutes yesterday.
As per the circular, Institutes are allowed to resume their activities, after a long hiatus, adhering strictly to virus precautionary measures recommended by the National Medical Team. “Owners of the training institutions, trainees, administrative as well as training staff” should strictly commit themselves to the precautionary measures for their own and others safety, the circular reads.
Endorsed by the Government Executive Committee, chaired by HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, the reopening measures are as recommended by the National Medical Task Force to Combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19), headed by Lieutenant-General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, President of the Supreme Council of Health.
Periodic inspections The Ministry of Labour and Social Development will conduct regular inspections to ensure compliance with health requirements, while warning legal actions against violators. “Resumption of training activities is important for skill development and for sectors that require continuous training activities such as aviation, engineering, electrical and industrial technologies to name a few.
Humaidan said the government attaches prime importance for vocational training for it integrates Bahraini citizens to the labour market. The current reopening decision, he said, follows a meeting held with the representatives of the owners of the private training institutions in the Kingdom.
In this context, the minister said the authorities have identified and approved a set of provisions to ensure the smooth functioning of virtual training and constant monitoring by authorities.