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Abu Dhabi events: Guests must take Covid PCR tests to attend

Waheed Abbas/Abu Dhabi
Filed on March 8, 2021
(Wam file photo)

Staff at event venues must undergo PCR tests every week.

People attending business and entertainment events in Abu Dhabi will have to take Covid-19 PCR tests 48 hours before attending. Additionally, staff at the venue and organisers must undergo Covid-19 testing on a weekly basis.

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Maximum capacity allowed at different kind of events have been defined as well (see sub-head ‘Other guidelines’ below).

These are among new guidelines listed by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) in a circular. The new rules came into effect from March 8.

The circular is for all tourism and hotel establishments and event organisers.

The new Covid-19 guidelines cover trade exhibitions, conferences, workshops, seminars, live music performances, stage shows, festivals, beach events, festive markets and other such gatherings.

Other guidelines

>> Capacity at private beaches and swimming pools has been set at 60 per cent.

>> Capacity at business events is 50 per cent.

>> Entertainment events capacity capped at 30 per cent.

The DCT said that tourism, hotel establishments and events will be inspected by its inspectors to verify compliance with the instructions. Legal measures will be taken against offenders.

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