It is awaited to see Abu Dhabi’s malls reopening over the coming days and weeks; moreover, it seems that hotels, restaurants and many other entertainment venues will be open soon, but with some regulations to comply with. Once the DCT has established that venues have applied necessary requirements, opening timings will be announced.
Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism has previously issued a circular with strict guidelines for a safe reopening of the entertainment spots in the city. All public places such as malls, hotels, gyms have been closed since March as preventive measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first step to providing safety of staff, employees can get back to work following negative COVID-19 tests. Also, all staff has to wear, regularly changed, masks and gloves.
As part of safety regulations, hygiene requirements include hand sanitizers at the facility entrance, opening hours 06:00 AM to 09:00 PM, regular sterilization of facilities, thermal screening of staff and customers, touch screens are to be disabled and venues should provide the use of smart payments.
There must be adhered social distancing as four persons per table with a minimum 2.5 m distance between tables, capacity is lowed to 30 percent, distancing of 2 meters at all times required, and visit durations must not exceed three hours.
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