Sharjah Heritage Days: Covid safety measures announced

Staff reporter/Sharjah
Filed on March 17, 2021 | Last updated on March 19, 2021 at 12.31 pm

28 precautionary measures to be implemented and visitors’ capacity capped at 3,000 and 6,000 on weekdays and weekends, respectively

The 18th edition of Sharjah Heritage Days will be held from March 20 to April 10 in the emirate’s Heart of Sharjah district and also in neighbouring Khorfakkan amid 100 per cent compliance with Covid-19 precautionary measures in a bid to ensure the wellness of both visitors and participants.

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The annual event is organised by Sharjah Institute for Heritage (SIH).

An Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Team (ECDMT) has inspected the venues to ensure Covid-19 norms would be complied with.

At least 28 precautionary measures will be implemented, including

two entry and exit gates equipped with thermal detectors, physical distancing signs and posters, and precautionary instructions displayed on screens at entrances of the venues.

Protective barriers have also been installed in front of customer service booths and dividers placed between seats. The authorities will perform daily sterilisation drives at the venues.

Visitors and participants will have easy access to hand sanitising stations, gloves, and masks at the venues.

The visitors’ capacity has been capped at 3,000 and 6,000 on weekdays and weekends, respectively.

The organisers have allocated 490 parking spaces in the Heart of Sharjah district, including 400 behind Sharjah Theatre for Performing Arts, 40 behind Al Zahraa Mosque, 20 in front of Al Arsa Market, and 30 behind the Bukhatir Investment Group building. Valet parking service will be available at Al Arsa Market and Sharjah Theatre for Performing Arts.

Parking spaces at the Cultural Heritage Activities Centre and Al Bait Al Gharbi are reserved for employees and participants.

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