UAE issues Ramadan Covid-19 safety guidelines

UAE authorities on Tuesday issued Covid-19 safety guidelines that must be followed during the holy month of Ramadan.

The National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) in a video listed the following safety rules:

Social behaviour

– Group Iftars are restricted to members of the same family residing in the same house.

– Ramadan greetings must be exchanged via smart channels only (phones, social media).

– Avoid majlis gathering during Iftars.

– Avoid crowded shops and souqs.

– Iftar tents are prohibited.

– Quran copies or other gifts must not be distributed as gifts.

– Beggars must be reported to the authorities.

Iftar distribution (individuals)

– Door-to-door Iftar meal distribution is strictly prohibited.

– No exchange of food with family and neighbours.

– Do not send food to mosques.

Iftar distribution (institutions)

– Meal distribution to labour camps and communities can be done only through coordination between restaurants and the camp managers.

– Meal distribution is allowed only in open venues with the application of all preventive measures like social distancing.

– It prohibited to distribute Iftar meals inside or in front of restaurants.

– Meals must be prepared according to the highest public health standards.

– Those preparing and handling food must undergo regular medical checks.

– Masks must be worn at all times.

– Meals must be distributed in single-use packages.

– Social distancing is a must during meal packaging, wrapping, storing and distribution.


Khaleej Times

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