UAE Covid: 5 situations when you can remove masks temporarily
Published on March 7, 2021 at 12.15
Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre details instances when masks can be taken off.
Face masks are among the best tools to stay safe from Covid-19. It significantly cuts the risk of transmission of the virus.
Masks and social distancing are among the top precautionary measures against the coronavirus that are implemented in the UAE. Failure to wear masks in public is punishable with a Dh3,000 fine.
According to the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, three categories of residents are exempted from the rule:
>> Children under 2
>> People of determination with severe disabilities
>> People with respiratory symptoms.
Additionally, residents are allowed to take off their masks temporarily under these situations: