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Factsheet for measure CY-2020-13/374 – measures in Cyprus
|Country||Cyprus , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 23 March 2020 – 30 April 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Mobilisation of a larger workforce
|Author||Loucas Antoniou (INEK) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||08 April 2020 (updated 07 May 2020)|
The measure is issued among a bundle of other measures for the protection of public health and the health care system with the Decree 32(1) 2003 of the Quarantine Law, Chapter 260 of the Minister of Health. Taken the increasing number of the medical and paramedical staff of public and private hospitals and medical centers infected by the COVID 19 coronovirus, the measure intents to make the best use of the graduates students in medical and nursing studies for the staffing of public hospitals in need that accommodate victims of the virus.
According to the Decree, the Minister of Health have the capacity to use volunteer graduates of medical schools, in their four-years or six-years of study, and graduate nursing students studying at the Cypriot Universities, if and whether the Minister considers it necessary.
According to the Decree, the Minister of Health have the capacity to utilize volunteer graduates of the medical schools, of four-year or six-year of study, and graduate nursing students studying at the Cypriot Universities, if and whether the Minister considers it necessary.
Apologies for the duplication but no further details are available and the system doesn't allow to submit the case with less than 100 words.
The measure is on volunteering base and there is no payment provisions.
Workers in care facilities
Workers in essential services
Companies providing essential services
||Does not apply to citizens|
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
It is a decision of the government and no consultation proceeded.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|Q - Human Health And Social Work Activities||Q86 Human health activities|
|Occupation (ISCO level 2)|
Eurofound (2020), Utilisation of graduate medical and nursing students , measure CY-2020-13/374 (measures in Cyprus), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/CY-2020-13_374.html
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