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International SOS Issues Expert Advisory for A Healthy Ramadan 2021

International SOS Issues Expert Advisory for A Healthy Ramadan 2021

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Dubai: Ahead of the Ramadan season, anticipated to begin on 12 April until 13 May, International SOS, provides health tips for employees observing the holy month during the COVID-19 pandemic. The world’s leading health and security services company advises organisations to continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of their employees and share the advice. Dr Olivier Barles, Regional Medical Director at International SOS said “Guidelines on physical distancing, mask wearing, and hand hygiene still apply this year. Even though vaccinations against COVID-19 have started in many places, the pandemic is still not over yet. Therefore, when it is safe for healthy people to fast during Ramadan, those guidelines are important to follow to help prevent infection and Believers can still live ...
Essential Tips for Businesses Looking to Combat Mental Health Issues

Essential Tips for Businesses Looking to Combat Mental Health Issues

Health
In these difficult times, it is vital that businesses address the issue of mental health head on, developing a sophisticated mental wellness strategy to fulfil duty of care responsibilities and help employees with their mental health resilience. Beyond the obvious positives implementing these strategies would have for employees, businesses have a direct interest in investing in creating a mental wellness program; according to data from International SOS’ recent Risk Outlook 2021, 1 in 3 risk professionals believe that mental health issues will contribute significantly to declining productivity levels this year. A business that supports employees appropriately will therefore likely be in a better, more productive place than one that does not. Below are some key strategies businesses...