According to the latest directive of The Executive Council of Umm Al Quwain, commercial establishments received permission to reopen with limited timing due to the National Disinfection Programme.
As a preventive measure, the establishment staff have to wear face masks, while wearing gloves is not compulsory, but advisable. Also, sanitizers and hygiene kits have to be placed at sufficient amounts, while all public seating areas and prayer spaces are prohibited.
Among preventive measures – a social distance of 2 meters between each other; seniors over 60 years old are not permitted to enter; only 30 percent of the staff is allowed to get back. Food outlets can serve a group of four people per table and tables should be spaced 2.5m apart, the Shisha is still banned.
The beauty industry, namely women and men’s salons are allowed to provide limited services (haircuts, shaving and nail-cutting) with prior booking. As per the directive, cinemas, museums and heritage sites will remain closed and desert and entertainment camps will continue to be prohibited.
The list of establishments, which remain closed:
• massage centers,
• cinemas, museums and heritage sites,
• wedding halls,
• public beaches,
• children’s play areas,
• sports lounges, fitness facilities and swimming pools.
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