Coronavirus Pandemic

Covid UAE: New safety rules extended till April 8 in RAK

Web Report/Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on March 10, 2021
(File photo used for illustrative purpose)

Limits for gatherings, parties; and maximum capacity for public venues like malls specified.

Authorities in Ras Al Khaimah have announced an extension of Covid safety rules that were announced recently.


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The emirate's emergency, crisis and disaster management team said the rules will be in place till April 8. They were first announced on February 10.

The safety measures include:

>> Capacity reduction:

- Public beaches and parks: 70 per cent

- Shopping malls: 60 per cent

- Public transportation: 50 per cent

- Cinemas, entertainment events and venues: 50 per cent

- Fitness centres and gyms: 50 per cent

- Pools and private beaches at hotels: 50 per cent

>> Gatherings

The number of individuals allowed at family and social gatherings (such as weddings) is limited to 10 people. Funerals can have a maximum of 20 attendees.

>> Social distancing

All members of the public must maintain a physical distance of 2 metres in public.

>> Restaurants and cafes

Restaurants and cafés are required to maintain a 2-metre distance between tables, where no more than four people are allowed to sit together, unless they belong to the same family.

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