Coronavirus cases in the UAE are on the rise. To curb the situation and to ensure the safety of its citizens, UAE authorities have announced that social gathering must not exceed 10-family members and safety measures must be upheld. In terms of regulations, small events are allowed, but citizens attending the event should take a Covid-19 24-hours before the event.
Hosts Have To Remind Their Guests To Constantly Wash Hands
The citizens need to make sure to maintain two metres of the physical distancing at the event. Also, the hosts of the events are required to remind their guests to wash their hands at regular intervals. The new updates on the social gatherings were announced by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, on Twitter.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority announce safety protocols for social events.
— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) September 18, 2020
Under the new rules, buffets can no more be a part of the event. All food should be served in disposable crockery. Besides this, surfaces must continuously be sanitised, and people who don’t comply to the rules have to pay hefty penalties and fines, by the laws issued by the UAE Attorney General.
Elderly And People With Chronic Illnesses Should Avoid Attending The Event
Physical distancing is a must for all occasions. Guests must monitor their health and should refrain from attending the event even if they have minor flu. The hosts too must have a separate room to isolate anyone who may display symptoms of sickness during the gathering. Hosts must also remind their guests to wash their hands and explain sneezing or coughing etiquette. The notice also states that the elderly and people with chronic illnesses should not attend any social gatherings.
Not More Than 10 People Can Attend The Funerals
The newly updated regulations also include new rules on funerals. Staff at cemeteries must wear face masks while at the funeral. Tools used during the funeral must be sterilised before and after each service, and those in attendance must wash their hands frequently. In the absence of water, sanitising gel containing at least 60 per cent alcohol should be used. Not more than 10people may attend a funeral, and just two people are permitted to take part in the burial. Not more than six people can help carry the body.
The notice also states that staff should disclose any symptoms of sickness to their supervisors and refrain from coming into work if feeling unwell. Safety awareness signs must be up at cemeteries, and staff must brief family members on the measures before a funeral.