UAE to reopen commercial outlets with restrictions: Coronavirus

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UAE to reopen commercial outlets with restrictions: Coronavirus

UAE allows reopening of retail establishments

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UAE to reopen commercial outlets with restrictions. Shopping centers, retail areas, and markets can partially reopen at a 30% capacity to avoid health issues.

UAE: Umm Al Quwain’s executive council issued a statement for commercial establishments to reopen for business in the emirate with regulated restrictions. As per the National Disinfection Programme, the commercial establishments can work accordingly. The directive came on Wednesday.

The statement is issued based on a comprehensive study conducted about the current situation, the pandemic spread possibilities, and in consideration with the reports by the executives and field departments in charge of combating COVID-19.

The decision allows commercial establishments, which include shopping centers, retail areas, and markets, to partially re-open at a 30 percent capacity to avoid health issues, with customers to maintain physical-distancing norms to avoid overcrowding.

“All establishments have to obligate their staff to wear face masks, while wearing gloves is advisable, but not compulsory. They have also to ensure easy access to stores and sufficient provision of large amounts of sanitisers and hygiene kits in addition to closing all public seating areas and prayer spaces”.

  • People over 60 years old will be denied entry in the commercial establishments.
  • Enforce physical distance with two meters distance for staff.
  • Only 30% of the staff can be employed maximum.
  • Prevention guidelines should be posted all around the establishment.

For the food and beverages, tables should be placed 2.5m apart.

  • Shisha ban continues.
  • A table can hold a maximum of 4 occupants.

Saloons can operate with restrictions which include;

  • Provide only haircuts, shaving, and nail cutting
  • Appointments to be taken prior
  • Provide necessary sanitizers and hygiene kits
  • No gathering should be allowed

Cinema, museums, and heritage sites will remain closed.

Desert entertainment camps will remain closed.

Massage centers, wedding halls, gardens, public beaches, children play areas, sports lounges, and fitness facilities and swimming pools will remain closed.

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News Source: Khaleej Times

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