In line with the decisions of the Council of Ministers headed by His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, the Prime Minister to support the private sector, especially small and medium enterprises, to maintain their sustainable growth in light of the effects of (Covid-19) pandemic, the Labor Market Regulatory Authority announced a reduction in monthly labor fees for issuing and renewing work permits by 50% for a period of three months, starting on July 1, 2020.

The Labor Market Regulatory Authority has also announced an exemption from work fees for economic sectors most affected by the consequences of (Covid-19), for a period of three months from July 1, 2020.

The Authority stressed that these decisions would support and aid the economic sectors by providing the necessary liquidity to private sector institutions, as well as giving the sector the ability to overcome the economic difficulties caused by the impacts of (Covid-19).