UAE fights coronavirus: Mandatory Covid-19 test for all workers before reopening Abu Dhabi malls, facilities
Fresh guidelines issued by Abu Dhabi for malls, centres and customers.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, ADDED, has issued a new circular ordering owners and managers of commercial centres and shopping malls in Abu Dhabi to comply with the set conditions and instructions that were released by the department in order to be allowed to re-open their commercial facilities across the emirate's three regions Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra.
According to the circular, ADDED is directing the management of these commercial centres and malls to organize special coronavirus (Covid-19) screening for all of its in-store employees in order to obtain the required certification of negative results before being allowed to re-open their stores and commence work. The conduct of these tests is a primary condition for being granted the permits to resume their commercial activities.
.@AbuDhabiDED has issued a series of comprehensive health and safety guidelines for malls in order to re-open to the public. Once malls have fulfilled all requirements, DED will approve re-opening and conduct regular inspections to ensure compliance. pic.twitter.com/VVh0jI7Y9A- ???? ?????? ???????? (@admediaoffice) April 27, 2020
Under the department's circular terms, the shoppers should pass through the main entrances of the commercial centres and malls, where thermal scanning cameras have been set up. Any person experiencing fever or high body temperature shall not be allowed to enter. The same procedures are to be applied on the employees of these commercial facilities before starting their daily work shifts.
ADDED explained that the management of malls and centres must complete the implementation of all the required obligations and procedures to be able to obtain the department's approval to reopen their facilities.
As malls begin to re-open in #AbuDhabi, subject to @AbuDhabiDED approval, customers are required to follow precautionary guidelines for visiting, shopping and dining.- ???? ?????? ???????? (@admediaoffice) April 27, 2020
Masks and gloves must be worn, and bringing your own bags from home is advised. pic.twitter.com/aBaKPMP2uG
There will also be coordination with DoH to conduct the tests for the employees of the shopping malls and centres at one of its designated examination centres or to identify times and places where tests can be carried out inside the commercial facilities that wish to reopen their doors to the public.
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