*Working hours for public sector employees 7am-11am
* Corniche to be allocated for pedestrians from Nov 1
*From November 1 to 17, working hours for schools will be from 7am until 12pm
*Mid-term school holidays from Nov 20 to Dec 22


The working hours in the government sector will be from 7am to 11am during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and 80% of the staff will be required to work remotely.
This, and other details of the Cabinet's decisions regarding the work system in government agencies and educational institutions, and arrangements for the Doha Corniche during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and its accompanying events, were announced by the Official Spokesman for the Government Communications Office (GCO), Dr Mohamed bin Nuwaymi al-Hajri, the official Qatar News Agency reported.

1. The official said that according to the Cabinet's decisions, the following will be implemented from November 1 (Tuesday), until Monday, December 19:

* In the government sector, the number of employees present in the workplace will be reduced to 20% of the total number of employees in an entity, while 80% will continue their work remotely.
* The working hours according to the new system will be from 7am to 11am.
* The military, security, health and educational sectors are excluded from these decisions, noting that vital sectors of the country will not be affected.
* The Doha Corniche is to be allocated for pedestrians to ensure the continuation of the events accompanying the World Cup.

2. The GCO official also made announcements regarding the education sector, based on the Cabinet decisions. Following are the details for public and private schools from November 1 to 17:

* The working hours for public and private schools that apply national standards will be from 7am until 12 noon.
* Students' and employees' working hours in public and private schools will be from 7am until 12 noon. However, during the end-of-first-semester exam period (November 6 to 17), students in public and private schools that apply national standards will be from 9am until 11am, according to a related statement by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE).
* The mid-term holiday will be from November 20 until December 22.
* The ministry said in its statement that the working hours of staff/children in private nurseries and education centres for people with disabilities will be as usual before and during the World Cup.
* The MoEHE emphasised the importance of everyone's role to make the country's hosting of the World Cup a real success.

3. Private sector international companies:
* These will continue with their regular schedule during the World Cup.