Dubai's Waterfront Market to reopen today

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Dubai - A dedicated team has been assigned to implement a 24-hour cleaning programme.

By Staff Report

Published: Tue 7 Apr 2020, 1:46 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Apr 2020, 1:07 PM

Dubai's Waterfront Market has been given permission by the authorities to reopen its Fish, Meat, Dry Goods and Fruit and Vegetable Markets, and these will resume business as normal for all their customers on April 7, 2020.

As part of its reopening, Waterfront Market has implemented a range of precautionary health and safety measures in order to combat the spread of Covid-19. A dedicated team has been assigned to implement a 24-hour cleaning programme, which includes disinfecting and sanitising all common areas in addition to their standard hygiene cleaning practices.

All markets will be operational from 6am to 8pm. Cleaning and sanitisation will be ongoing throughout the day, and deep cleaning and sanitization will take place throughout the night commencing after 8pm.

Thermal cameras have been installed at all entrances to WFM to monitor staff and customer's temperatures as they enter and numerous fixed hand sanitiser units have been installed at multiple locations in order to facilitate customers to keep sanitising their hands regularly.

All customers and staff will have to practice physical distancing, masks and gloves will be mandatory and only one family member will be allowed to do the shopping, whilst children will be prohibited to enter.

Mohammad Al Madani, Waterfront Market Manager said: "Waterfront Market is a state-of-the-art modern facility which incorporates first-rate hygiene levels into the design of the building and its operations. As we deal in fresh food health, safety, security and hygiene have always been our number one priority. In light of Covid-19 we have taken additional precautionary measures across the entire property to further ensure the health and safety of all our customers, staff and the wider community. We encourage our community to practice physical distancing and stay safe during these unprecedented times."

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