Cabinet Secretariat Imposes Stricter Work-From-Office Policy

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 11 Januari 2021
Category: News
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Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung (Photo by: Public Relations / Rahmat)

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung has ordered stricter restrictions of work-from-office policy in the Cabinet Secretariat office premises.

According to Pramono, the Government will implement restrictions on community activities (PKM) on 11-25 January in Java and Bali Provinces.

“The number of people working in the office will be cut down in the next two weeks starting from 11 to 25 January,” he said.

The restriction policy, he added, is carried out as an effort to reduce the rate of increasing COVID-19 active cases.

“We have recorded the highest additional new cases more than 9,000. That should make us more vigilant, especially in the family cluster,” Cabinet Secretary said.

To that end, he urged his ranks to remain disciplined in implementing the 3M health protocols (mask-wearing, hands-washing, and physical-distancing).

“I always remind all of you that being alert is pivotal, health protocols must be maintained in this pandemic era,” he said.

On that occasion, Cabinet Secretary expressed hope that through the COVID-19 vaccination program in Indonesia, which will also be provided to all officials and staff, Cabinet Secretariat’s performance will be more optimal.

“If the vaccine has been injected twice, our performance can be improved,” he stated.

As previously reported, the Government has decided to impose restrictions on community activities (PKM), with the following conditions:

  1. limiting activities at the workplace/office by implementing work-from-home (WFH) policy that requires 75 percent of workers with more stringent health protocols;
  2. teaching and learning activities will be carried out online;
  3. for essential sectors related to the basic needs of the community, they can still operate 100 percent by regulating operating hours and capacities, and implementing more stringent health protocols;
  4. regulating the restrictions on restaurant activities (dining in) by 25 percent capacity and take-away food service is still allowed in accordance with restaurant operating hours; as well as restrictions on operating hours for shopping centers/malls to 7 p.m.;
  5. construction activities are allowed to operate 100 percent with stricter health protocols;
  6. activities at houses of worship can still be carried out with 50 percent capacity with stricter health protocols;
  7. public facilities, social and cultural activities are suspended; and
  8. the capacity and operational hours for public transportation services are limited. (TGH/UN) (RIF/LW)
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