Abu Dhabi Gears Up to Reopen Restaurants

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Abu Dhabi has issued a circular detailing the guidelines for the reopening of eateries, which take into account precautions against the spread of COVID-19.

What are the directives the eateries need to follow?

– Hand sanitisers must be kept at entrances.

– Capacity of restaurants to be 40 per cent.

– Workers’ temperatures must be regularly checked and before reopening, staff must be checked for COVID-19 status.


– People under the ages of 12 and those above 60 are not to be allowed entry.

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– A maximum of four people are to be allowed per table.

– Tables must be kept at least 2.5-metres apart.


– Staff should wear facemasks and gloves at all times while on duty.

– All surfaces must be cleaned and sanitised daily; chairs and tables must be disinfected after each use.

– Working hours of these establishments must be consistent with National Sterilisation Programme timings.


What’s NOT allowed?
– Buffets

– Open food displays

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– Food samples


– Shared canapés

– Shisha

– Reusable cutlery (multi-use cultery only permitted in establishments with thermal dishwashers that ensure high-temperature sterilisation).


Customers’ duties

Customers are required to wear facemasks when entering and exiting the eatery.


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