All residents and vacationers are required to stick to all precautionary measures, put on their masks in public locations and keep social distancing.
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Dubai: The introduction of a brand new set of precautionary measures in Dubai was prompted by a spate of current violations, necessitating a preventative strategy for accommodations with excessive occupancy to keep away from their recurrence, a high official has revealed to Gulf Information.

In an unique interview on Thursday, Ahmad Al Falasi, CEO, Company Companies and Funding, Division of Tourism and Commerce Advertising (Dubai Tourism), outlined the brand new set of precautionary measures in opposition to COVID-19 that kicked in on February 2. The measures, introduced by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Disaster and Catastrophe Administration, might be efficient until February 28.

Resort occupancy

Al Falasi stated, “All lodge institutions shall function at 70 per cent occupancy degree. For present accommodations working at occupancy degree above 70 per cent, no new bookings or extensions shall be made till the accommodations adhere to the aforementioned restrict along with postponement of any exercise that results in massive gatherings similar to weekend brunches.”

He stated, “The brand new precautionary measures have been adopted because of current violations. A preventative strategy has been taken for accommodations with excessive occupancy to keep away from prevalence of violations.”

The official warned that failure to adjust to precautionary measures will end in critical motion in opposition to the venue. “The security and wellbeing of all is our utmost precedence and we look ahead to the continued help of accommodations in Dubai in making certain compliance with all precautionary measures,” he added.

Can Dubai bars and pubs serve meals?

Al Falasi stated, “As per the brand new precautionary measures set by the Supreme Committee of Disaster and Catastrophe Administration in Dubai, all pubs and bars needs to be briefly closed from February 2 till the tip of February 2021.”

PCR take a look at necessities for Dubai vacationers

He stated, “All passengers arriving in Dubai from any level of origin (GCC international locations included) should maintain a unfavourable COVID 19 PCR take a look at certificates for a take a look at taken not more than 72 hours earlier than departure.”

He stated Dubai is without doubt one of the most secure cities on this planet to go to with a variety of protocols in place to make sure the security of vacationers at each stage and touchpoint of their journey journey, from arrival to departure.

“The efficient precautionary measures applied by Dubai have been endorsed by the World Journey & Tourism Council (WTTC), which gave the town a Protected Travels stamp. The air journey protocols cowl all forms of worldwide vacationers and embody a unfavourable PCR take a look at certificates which they need to furnish on arrival at Dubai Airports with the take a look at taken not more than 72 hours previous to departure,” he said.

Sanitisation of accommodations

Al Falasi stated, “Alongside different related authorities, we proceed to prioritise, monitor and guarantee the security and well- being of all and work intently with our stakeholders to make sure that the stringent protocols issued are being adhered to.”

He reiterated that every one lodge institutions, “together with their amenities and eating places are required to implement social distancing amongst diners, sanitise widespread areas often, encourage contactless funds and get all employees to put on their masks, whereas diners can take away their masks after they sit at their desk.”

He stated Dubai had additionally launched the Dubai Assured Stamp in July after being awarded the Protected Travels Stamp by the WTTC (World Journey & Tourism Council). The stamp serves as a visible identification reassuring visitors that every one security and hygiene measures prescribed by the authorities have been complied with throughout all tiers and classes of vacationer and resident touchpoints similar to accommodations, sights and eating places. The Dubai Assured Stamp is legitimate for 15 days and renewed in keeping with the common inspection course of.

“We are going to proceed working intently with our companions and perform common web site inspections to make sure that all security protocols are being adhered to, and failure to conform will end in critical motion in opposition to the institution,” he stated.

“Finally, all of us are accountable to beat this difficult time,” he added

Do’s and don’ts for residents, vacationers

• All residents and vacationers are required to stick to all precautionary measures and most significantly to put on their masks in public locations and keep social distancing.

• All the time follow primary hygiene and wash your fingers typically with cleaning soap and water for at the very least 20 seconds. If cleaning soap and water are usually not accessible, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

• Keep away from touching your eyes, nostril, and mouth with unwashed fingers.

• Keep away from shut contact with people who find themselves sick.

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