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Updated List of Penalties during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated List of Penalties during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Coming Soon in UAE
22 September 2020
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UAE has updated the list of penalties to remind residents and citizens to follow preventive measures.

As coronavirus-infected cases in the UAE have been increasing lately, UAE authorities have updated the list of COVID-19 fines, reminding citizens and residents that provided failing to adhere to precautionary measures will be a reason for penalty.

The full list of updated fines includes:

  • AED 1,000 for retaking a COVID-19 test within 2 weeks without a valid reason;
  • AED 1,000 for breaking health and hygiene standards for employees in the workplace or at shared residence spaces;
  • AED 1,000 for displaying, transferring, or storing food, health, veterinary, cosmetic or pesticide products incorrectly;

 

  • AED 2,000 for breaching instructions to preserve health and to prevent the spread of communicable diseases;

 

  • AED 3,000 for not adhering to social distancing;
  • AED 3,000 for not wearing a face mask in a public place, on public transport, in a vehicle with three or more people or while walking or exercising in busy areas;
  • AED 3,000 for breaching preventive measures while exercising;
  • AED 3,000 for not disposing of temporary structures, clothes, luggage, or other items that may be contaminated and cannot be disinfected;
  • AED 3,000 for visiting a healthcare facility unnecessarily;
  • AED 3,000 for violating curfew timings (when applicable) by the relevant authorities, except for employees of vital sectors;
  • AED 3,000 for driving with more than three unrelated people (up to second-degree relatives);

 

  • AED 5,000 for not wearing a mask at a workplace. The employee will be fined AED 500 and the person in charge will be charged AED 5,000;
  • AED 5,000 for the management of shopping centers, restaurants, pools, or similar establishments that allow overcrowding;
  • AED 5,000 for company management that fails to sanitize public and private transport vehicles, including taxis

 

  • AED 10,000 for organizing a public or private gatherings. Each participant will pay an additional AED 5,000 fine;
  • AED 10,000 for refusing to install or register a smart tracking application, failing to carry the electronic tracking device for home quarantine cases, and for losing or destroying the device. The offender will also bear the cost of damages to the device;

 

  • AED 30,000 for holding private classes, with an additional AED 20,000 fine for a host;

 

  • AED 50,000 for refusing mandatory hospitalization, prescribed treatment, monitoring, and re-examinations as requested by authorities. Officers may refer public authorities to enforce this decision;
  • AED 50,000 for not adhering to mandated home quarantine or quarantine at a facility as instructed by authorities;
  • AED 50,000 for failure to comply with quarantine instructions in a private quarantine facility;
  • AED 50,000 for educational institutions, cinemas, sports facilities, amusement parks, commercial centers, open-air markets, parks, cafes, restaurants, shopping malls, or beaches or pools, or their equivalent who do not adhere to COVID-19 prevention measures set by relevant authorities in each emirate. The person in charge will face an additional fine – AED 5,000.

Repeat offenders will be referred to as the Crisis and Emergency Prosecution and will be subject to a criminal trial.

Dr. Al Hosani confirmed that 88 percent of the latest infected cases in the UAE were due to gatherings and people failing to follow quarantine protocols. It was said to avoid public places if possible and follow precautional measures.

Also, it was urged to stay for home quarantine if you were in close contact with the confirmed case. And after 14 days to undergo a test on COVID-19 to be sure that there is no infection.

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