Employee

Employee

Last update: 24/11/2020

Home working should continue to be the preferred option wherever possible.

If it is not possible to resume work, then the strengthened provisions for total temporary layoff remain in place.

Yes. You must go to work.

It is up to the employer to decide whether or not to introduce home working.

Employers may refuse but will need to justify their decision.

Only a doctor can assess the seriousness of your symptoms and, if needed, prescribe sick leave.

Contact your doctor by phone or seek a teleconsultation.

 

Yes. Employees who have a season ticket and have been temporarily laid off can ask for their season ticket to be suspended by simply contacting the Public Car Parks Office at spp@gouv.mc .

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Yes, you can visit your normal doctor, a private nurse or a chemist.

All of these health professionals have received prior training to enable them to carry out these tests.

 

Yes. The Monegasque Bus Company (CAM) is resuming normal service for all buses, including the Bateau Bus (water bus). The only exceptions to this are the night services, N1 and N2, which will remain closed.

The following health measures apply:

  • The wearing of masks is mandatory on public transport
  • Tickets can be purchased on board, on condition that you pay the exact amount
  • Tickets are also available from the 12 automatic ticket machines located throughout the Principality, and the shop at 22/24 Rue du Gabian is open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

The following procedures continue to apply:

  • Buses will be disinfected twice a day
  • Dispensers of hydro-alcoholic gel have been installed in every bus
  • Buses will stop at every stop (to avoid the need for people to press the buttons)
  • Passenger information showing the direction in which you should walk when boarding, leaving and while on the bus, is displayed on the floor and doors of the bus
  • It is forbidden to get off the bus  at the front

About buses for and from France

Buses for and from France are resuming their’re normal service.

Zest bus: https://www.zestbus.fr/ 

About trains

For real-time information on trains to and from Monaco you can consult the following link : https://www.garesetconnexions.sncf/fr/gare/frxmm/monaco-monte-carlo

To plan your travel in the Principality, you can download the Citymapper app, where information is updated daily by the Prince’s Government as the situation changes.

Employees who usually receive a gross base salary of less than or equal to EUR 2,075.16, for 169 hours per month, will not lose any of their income. They will receive their usual net salary, since this is less than EUR 1,800.00.

Employees who usually receive a gross base salary of between EUR 2,075.17 and EUR 2,571.43, for 169 hours per month, will be entitled to the safeguard clause at a rate of EUR 1,800.00.

If your employer wishes to pay the extra 20% so that you continue to receive your full salary, the State will exempt the employer from social security contributions on this additional portion.

In the case of higher salaries, a cap has been set at 4.5 times the minimum wage.

Your employer cannot force employees to take leave without giving prior notice.

Act No. 619 enacting the system for annual paid leave, stipulates that the notice period must be a minimum of one month. This can be reduced to 15 days by special agreement.

The employee will be equipped by his employer.

The Prince’s Government has decided to allow the Principality’s employers access to its supply lines for masks, offering them the opportunity to purchase alternative masks for their employees working in the Principality at cost price, subject to availability.

Masks can be ordered online and collected according to the procedures that will be sent following the order.

Employees travelling in from outside the Principality will need to procure their own masks for their first journey to Monaco. On arrival at work, they will be supplied with masks. As of 30 April, 650,000 masks had been distributed to companies.

Find out all the information about this procedure on Public Services  for Businesses website.

If you need to travel to France for work reasons, you must print out and fill in a proof of need to travel for work, which can be downloaded below.

You will also need to have a copy of the French work-related travel exemption declaration.

This declaration is available from the Ministry of the Interior and Government websites: www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus

It is valid for one hour and can be completed on a smartphone, printed out and filled in on paper, or copied onto plain paper. If your reason for travel is work-related, the declaration must be accompanied by proof from your employer.

No, no declaration will be required for a journey between your home in Monaco and your place of work/training in Monaco.

However, teleworking is strongly recommended for those who can.

Yes, if you’re coming from Italy or France, you need a work-related travel exemption declaration, which your employer should provide.

No.  It is not possible to organise screening of employees on site (notice by the CCIN, May 2020).

NO, however it is strongly recommended in both the private and public sectors.

In this case, it will only be possible for high-risk contacts to benefit from a certificate of absence from work from the OMT, until the results of their PCR test are available.

Low-risk contacts can return to work while respecting the enhanced barrier measures among those around them.

Definition of high-risk contact (if no mask is worn):

  • Sharing the living space of a symptomatic or asymptomatic COVID case (for example  family, same bedroom)
  • Face-to-face discussion at less than 1 m, regardless of duration
  • Contact at less than 1m50 for more than 15 min
    (These two situations often occur when a meal is taken together, during a coffee break or cigarette break or when taking part in sport in close proximity)
  • Meeting in an enclosed space for more than 15 min. at a distance of less than 1m50

 

Definition of low risk contact:

  • Pupils or teachers in the same class
  • Immediate neighbour in the office at a distance of less than 1.50 m who is wearing a mask
  • Situations in which barrier measures are frequently not observed:  for example, being present in or having close contact in a changing room/cloakroom or refectory at the same time as a positive case.

 

Definition of enhanced barrier measures:

  • Wearing a mask at all times
  • Strict hand hygiene
  • Not sharing work tools (such as computers, telephones, tools, personal protective equipment, etc.)
  • No breaks or meals to be taken together

An employer cannot ask to receive the results of the PCR tests of his or her employees. The employer can contact the office of occupational medicine (OMT) to obtain confirmation of the possible response of the work of its employees following the epidemiological investigation carried out.

 

The health rules which apply at Monaco railway station are the same as those that apply in any other space open to the public in Monaco, as well as at French railway stations, i.e. social distancing and the wearing of masks are mandatory both in stations and on trains. .

In France, law enforcement and rail transport police officers will be conducting screening at the entrances to major railway stations.

Failure to wear a mask will be punishable by a fine of €135 (France).

When a case of COVID-19 is confirmed (positive PCR test) or highly likely within a business, (i.e. presenting symptoms suggestive of loss of taste and smell), the employer must follow the following procedure :

  • If the employee is present in the workplace, the employer should ask him/her to return home immediately and must comply with increased barrier measures with regard to the people in his/her immediate environment
  • The employer must inform the Office of Occupational Medicine promptly by telephone on 97.98.46.46 (on weekdays) and/or by email at info-covid19@omt.mc giving the contact details of the person who has tested positive
  • The occupational physician will send the employer the required protocol for drawing up a list of contact persons at the employer's premises: the employer must inform the occupational physician promptly of the contact details of the persons who are potentially affected
  • The employer must ask the persons he identifies as high-risk contacts to return home and to comply with the increased barrier measures with regard to people in their immediate environment
  • The occupational physician will carry out an epidemiological investigation in association with the employer and, where appropriate, in conjunction with the Department of Health Affairs public health inspector, as concerns civil service departments, or the school doctor, for schools in the Principality
  • The occupational physician will prescribe PCR tests for the persons identified as contact cases and will send them the prescription by email with the appropriate health instructions. He or she can also issue a certificate of cessation of work to high-risk contact persons, if teleworking is not possible. The PCR test is carried out 5 to 7 days after the last contact with the employee who tested positive. The result is given to the prescribing occupational physician
  • The Department of Health Affairs organises the PCR tests
  • High-risk contact persons should remain at home while awaiting the result of their PCR test; low-risk persons can go to work with increased barrier measure
  • The National Screening Center, the occupational physician or the epidemiological investigation unit will inform the persons tested of the results of their PCRs:
    - If the PCR test is positive, the next step is taken by the general practitioner (cessation of work, treatment, etc.)
    - If the PCR test is negative, work can be resumed, with increased barrier measures for up to 14 days after the last contact with the person who tested positive

An employer may not ask to be informed of the test result, which is a matter of medical confidentiality, in order to accept the employee's return to work.  Nor is it permitted to have tests carried out to determine whether employees are COVID-19 positive (advice from the CCIN, May 2020).

A molecular test (PCR) is mandatory for people entering Italy, with the following exceptions:

  • Persons entering Italy for a period not exceeding 120 hours for proven needs for work, health or absolute urgency
  • Transit, by private means, through Italian territory, for a period not exceeding 36 hours
  • Qualified health-care professionals entering Italy for the exercise of professional health occupations
  • Cross-border workers entering and leaving the national territory for proven work reasons and their subsequent return to their residence, accommodation or place where they are staying
  • Personnel from businesses and entities whose main or secondary office is in Italy, for trips abroad for proven work needs of a duration not exceeding 120 hours
  • Civil servants and officials, whatever their designation, of the European Union or international organisations, diplomatic agents, administrative and technical staff of diplomatic missions, consular officials and employees, and military and police personnel carrying out their duties
  • Pupils and students, to follow a course of study in a State other than their State of residence, dwelling or abode, to which they return every day or at least once a week
  • Crews of means of transport

Your employer cannot oblige you to have a test.

If you are asymptomatic or a non-contact case and wish to be tested, you must make an appointment with a private laboratory for a PCR test.

Inform your employer quickly of your positive test results, so he or she can contact the Office of Occupational Medicine (OMT) as soon as possible  in order to launch an epidemiological investigation of contact cases in the work environment.

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