After the appearance of new infected cases, Dubai Municipality and the Food Safety Department have announced some regulations for restaurants operating in Dubai. The new rules apply the distance between each chair that should be 2 meters. Updated rules are set to avoid a new wave of lockdown or curfew.
The requirements apply all visitors unless they are from the same family, “however there should not be any crowding”. Dubai Government advised restaurants to install acrylic barriers between tables that would be higher than a person’s head when seated and wider than their torso.
It was added that “the barrier should not be perforated and must have a plain surface that is easy to clean and disinfect”. Barriers should be placed on large tables between every 4-5 customers, depending on whether customers are from the same family or not.
At the same time, there are some recommendations for guests:
– maintain a 2-meter distance in the restaurant unless there is a physical barrier;
– keep up with hygiene routine such as sanitizing hands;
– wear face masks.
Dubai Government urges “if you were in a contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, you should self-isolate at home for 14 days”. Even if you receive a negative test result soon after coming into contact with an infected person, you should wait for the incubation period and then take a second test on the 14th day to ensure you are clear of infection.
Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, also known as COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus which is causing illness in humans and animals. Most people infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus will feel mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without any special treatment. Older people, as well as those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness, and require immediate assistance. Novel Coronavirus was first identified in a cluster with pneumonia symptoms in Wuhan city, Hubei province of China, quickly spreading around the world. On early March 2020, the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic had officially started, becoming the defining global health crisis of our time. Today, it is the greatest challenge people have faced since World War II, worsened by subsequent lockdowns of whole countries, collapse of entire industries, and a major economic recession.