With an alarming increase in cases in the UAE, authorities have urged residents to make a note of the new covid fines. The rules ensure residents follow social distancing and personal health and safety measures. Apart from regular guidelines on the precautions that need to be taken to curb Covid, the UAE has also announced strict fines that catch any violations that take place. On that note, UAE Is Now Planning To Use Cardboard Beds From India In Quarantine Centres.
Quarantine & Tracking App
AED 50,000: Refusing to hospitalise or undergo the prescribed medication or treatment despite notification.
AED 50,000: Failure to adhere to home quarantine or private quarantine measures according to the home quarantine manual, failure to undergo re-examinations according to health procedures; or abstaining from implementing instructions.
AED 10,000 : Fiddling with the tracking app, failure to carry the smart device during home quarantine; losing, destroying or disrupting the network or the tracking communication.The violator will also be charged the full value of the electronic device if it is lost or damaged.
AED 20,000: Hacking health app or tampering with its software, deleting or destroying relevant programmes, illegally obtaining related data or information, or initiating any of these actions.
AED 10,000: Failure to inform the call centre about loss or damage of the tracking divide within 24 hours
Shops And Commercial Outlets
AED 50,000: Violating commercial centre and an administrative closure for one month
AED 50,000: For the person in charge of the commercial store outside the commercial center
AED 20,000: Failure to set up thermal scanners or not complying to the precautionary measures and instructions by the relevant authorities when opening facilities. The person in charge of the facility will be fined AED 20,000.
AED 10,000: For those caught organizing gatherings or social events like a wedding or party
AED 5,000: For attending social or public gatherings
AED 5000: For violating arrivals in the country. Failure to follow preventive measures laid out by the UAE government for all those arriving in the county.
AED 3000: Refusing to remove any luggage, clothing or other items, which may have been contaminated and which are possible to be disinfected
AED 5000: Failure to clean and sterilise equipment, devices and machines within the establishments, or equipment and tools that come in contact with food.
AED 3000: For more than three passengers traveling in the same car, except for members of the same family or up to second-degree relatives
AED 5000: Not Disinfecting public and private (taxis) vehicles
Social Distancing & Wearing A Facemask
AED 3,000: For not wearing masks while with non-family members in the car
AED 3000: Not wearing facemask in malls, parks and other public places
AED 3000: Failure to wear facemask at workplace and shared residence for workers
AED 3000: Failing to maintain adequate distance from others in public spaces and neglecting social distancing
AED 50,000: Allowing malls, restaurants, cafes public pools, hotel pools or sports centers to be overcrowded with people
AED 3000: Failure to follow preventive measures while practicing sport or leisure activities at outdoor places, private beaches of hotels, while picnicking or gathering at public parks.
Violation Of Visiting Healthcare Facilities Unnecessarily
AED 3000: Visiting healthcare facilities for unnecessary reasons
AED 5000: Rejection of taking a medical test upon the order of relevant authorities.
AED 1000: Retaking a laboratory test for COVID-19 at any accredited medical laboratory in the UAE within two weeks without a valid reason.
AED 20,000: For copying, publishing or leaking health data of patients
Repeat violators will be punishable with a term of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months and/or a fine not less than AED 100,000.