FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020 – Commercial centres and restaurants can now operate at 60 percent capacity, as announced by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA). The two authorities have called upon the public, including malls shoppers and visitors to comply with all restrictions.
As per the joint statement of the NCEMA and MoHaP, the following guidelines shall also be implemented:
- Dining tables shall be kept 2 metres apart.
- No more than 4 people are allowed per table.
- Waiting areas will also remain closed.
- Outlets must only serve food and drink using disposable cutlery.
- Hand sanitiser dispensers must be available.
- Wearing masks, and gloves is a must while changing them regularly in addition to maintaining safety distance norms and ensuring all working staff are free of COVID-19.
- Temperature shall be taken upon entry into the premises.
Children below 12 years in age and people who are not over 70 years old are now allowed into all commercial centres and restaurants nationwide.
The statement added that setting malls' capacity as well as other precautionary and preventive measures, is subject to evaluation by relevant authorities in each emirate as per the readiness and circumstances of each establishment.
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