Kuwait: COVID-19 Health Measures to be Followed Issued

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The Minister of Health Dr. Basil Al-Sabah outlined the health measures and requirements to be followed by workplaces and cafe in the second stage in the gradual return to normal life plan, reports Al-Qabas daily. Workplaces must ensure a social distance between workers of not less than two meters (10 square meters per person), and the separation of offices and chairs with the rest of the furniture at a minimum of two meters.

Gatherings should be prevented in the rest rooms and places of worship, and eating and drinking in groups in the workplace and other places is not permitted. In addition, wearing masks is mandatory at all times in all workplaces and those who do not follow the rules should be held accountable.

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As for commercial complexes, the decision prohibits all recreational activities to avoid masses gatherings, while parking services are suspended, as well smoking rooms and areas are closed. The closure of all changing rooms and the removal of all types of offering experimental samples such as cosmetics, perfumes, food products, and others.

For restaurants and cafes, the patrons should receive the order without sitting, and focus should be on electronic payment, while checking the temperature for workers and customers, and not allowing those with a temperature higher than 37.5 degrees to enter. Also encouraging customers to wait in their cars, and closing places designated for customers’ self-services (for example, a table providing napkins, sugar, sticks and ketchup) and preventing eating food and drinks inside the restaurant or café, and leaving the site immediately after receiving the request.

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The Cabinet decided to open all commercial complexes, including Avenues, Sharq Market and 360 mall, as part of the second stage of the return to normalcy plan.

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