As UAE government announced reopening of majority public places, Abu Dhabi’s cultural sites and museums welcome all residents, citizens and visitors. Each cultural place will be evaluated by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) and receive its approval for reopening.
However, the DCT stressed that all visitors should remember about safety rules. The new guidelines include the social distancing of two meters between others; wearing masks and gloves, and the total capacity amounts to 40 percent at all venues.
Other rules for cultural establishments include:
• Suspended operation of workshops, and tours, programmes or classes;
• All touch screens must be removed from the facilities;
• Staff must have tested negative for the COVID-19, there must also be a designated isolation room for suspected cases;
• Social distance markings to be placed where it possible;
• Glass partitions should be installed where it possible;
• Sterilisers and thermal detection devices will be placed at the entrances;
• Regular cleaning and sterilization should be carried out throughout facility;
• The maximum time each visitor is allowed to stay at a facility is three hours.
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